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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Social History

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 4 модуль

Преподаватель


Рыжков Владимир Сергеевич

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The focus of the course is relationships between economic, social, and demographical processes, including migration, transformation of family structure, class formation, and evolution of social mobility and social inequality. All these processes will be studied historically, in a relevant political context. Because of this, some basic knowledge about and an interpretation of the main political events, such as Wars and Revolutions, will be also provided in the course. As a result of successful mastery of the discipline, students will understand: • Conceptual apparatus of the modern social history; • Social processes, especially related to economic and demographical developments of Western and Eastern Europe in XIX-th and XX-th centuries; • Problems of social inequality, class stratification and social mobility in their historical development from the late XVIII-th century till the beginning of the XXI-th century. Students will be able: • To read and understand contemporary literature on Social History and make judgements on this basis in regard to problems of inequality, economic and demographical developments in European Society (for the XXth century for USA and USSR as well); • Critically access quantitative and qualitative sources in the field of Social History. The course consists of theoretical lectures and seminars. During the seminars students will make two group presentations on the basis of reading of contemporary literature and critically accessed sources. In particular, in the first presentation, they will use reenactment of scenes from historical movies in form of “interviews” with particular personages, in order to understand social groups and their relationships in European Societies of XIX-th and XX-th centuries.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • To provide students with basic understanding of social groups, institutions, and societal transformations in Western and Eastern Europe from the beginning of the XIX-th till the beginning of the XX-st centuries
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge and critical understanding of main concepts of social history and its application to the problems of the history of economic development, demography, and social inequality in particular historical and political context
  • Ability to understand and analyze secondary literature and primary sources in the field of social history (qualitative and quantitative sources)
  • Ability to write essays or to discuss orally particular problems in the field of social history, using secondary literature
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • European Society in the XIX-th century.
  • European Society in the XX-th century.
  • Inequality and Related Social Problems in Europe and the World at the End of the XX-th – Beginning of the XXI-st century.
  • Preparation to the exam
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Essay
  • non-blocking In-class Participation
  • non-blocking Exam
    Conditions of the exam for the course of Social History, June 2020. (DISTANT FORMAT) The exam will take place in the oral form on the platform ZOOM. It will consist of a dialogue with the instructor on a previously assigned topic. In the assigned time a student group has to enter the waiting room in Zoom. The instructor will invite students to the conference on by one. The time for an oral answer is about 5 min, and 5 min for additional questions and answers (on the same topic). The requirements for a student’s computer: video camera and microphone. When answering, a camera must be switched on. It is prohibited during the exam to switch off the camera and microphone. Using the conspectus and the help of other people during the exam is prohibited. If connection breaks during the exam temporarily, but less than one minute, it is OK. If it is more than one minute, the exam will be terminated. A new attempt to pass the exam implies that it will be another question to discuss.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * Essay + 0.2 * Exam + 0.4 * In-class Participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Black, C. (2012). A Review of “Europe between Democracy and Dictatorship 1900–1945.” History: Reviews of New Books, 40(2), 51. https://doi.org/10.1080/03612759.2012.637019
  • Buchanan, T. (2012). Europe’s Troubled Peace : 1945 to the Present (Vol. 2nd ed). Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=421928
  • Hopkins, E. (2000). Industrialisation and Society : A Social History, 1830-1951. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=60622
  • Tomka, B. (2013). A Social History of Twentieth-Century Europe. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=549103

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Bendersky, J. W. (2013). A Concise History of Nazi Germany (Vol. 4th ed). Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=611952
  • Daniels, R. V. (2007). The Rise and Fall of Communism in Russia. New Haven: Yale University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=192250
  • Daunton, M. (2007). Wealth and Welfare: An Economic and Social History of Britain 1851-1951. Oxford University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsrep&AN=edsrep.b.oxp.obooks.9780198732099
  • Dunnage, J. (2002). Twentieth Century Italy : A Social History. Harlow: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=855771
  • James, H. (2014). Europe Reborn : A History, 1914-2000. Hoboken: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=812600
  • Magraw, R. (2014). France, 1800-1914 : A Social History. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=816890
  • Major, P., & Mitter, R. (2004). Across the Blocs : Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=115095
  • Retallack, J. N. (2008). Imperial Germany 1871-1918. Oxford: OUP Oxford. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=234732