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The Modern World, Part Two: Global History since 1910

2018/2019
Academic Year
ENG
Instruction in English
2
ECTS credits
Course type:
Elective course
When:
1 year, 4 module

Instructor

Course Syllabus

Abstract

On-line course in a form of blended. This is a survey of modern history from a global perspective. It begins early in the twentieth century, as older ways of doing things and habits of thought give way. What follows is an era of cataclysmic struggles over what ideas and institutions will take their place. The course concludes in the present day, as communities everywhere are transitioning into a new era of world history. Again we work hard to grasp what is happening and ask: Why? Again we are drawn to pivotal choices made at key moments by individuals and communities.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Students will develop a basic understanding of the principal events and processes in world economic, political and social history of the 20th century
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • understanding of the principal events and processes in world economic
  • understanding of the political and social history of the 20th century
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • World War I in Europe and beyond
  • New orders emerge: 1917-1930
  • The crisis of the world: 1930-1940
  • World War II and aftermath: 1940- 1950
  • The return of wartime (1950-1960)
  • Decay and renaissance (1968-1991)
  • The next phase (1991-2013)
  • Colloquia
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking colloqiua
    Seminars consist of group discussions or the whole class discussions in which students are to answer and discuss Lecturer’s questions, terms and notions.
  • non-blocking exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * colloqiua + 0.6 * exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Gilbert, M. (2014). History of the Twentieth Century : Concise Edition. [Place of publication not identified]: RosettaBooks. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1437718

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Lukacs, J. (2013). A Short History of the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=575609