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Course 2018-2019 a.y.

30372 - GLOBAL HISTORY

WBB
Department of Social and Political Sciences

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 31

WBB (6 credits - I sem. - OBCUR  |  SECS-P/12)
Course Director:
ANDREA COLLI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: ANDREA COLLI


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The aim of the course is to explore the evolution of the global economy over the last one-thousand years and to to provide a better understanding of the present complexity. The present situation is, in fact, the outcome of dynamics and processes which can be fully understood when analyzed only in the long (and sometimes very long) run. The outstanding performance of China, the tormented evolution of South-East Asia, the ambiguities of India and the Middle East, the African stagnation and South America’s alternating fortunes are only in part the outcome of recent transformations. They can be fully understood in the light of historical processes. Additionally, in a long-term perspective, the global history of the World as a whole can be seen as the alternation of equilibriums and reshufflings, among which the present is only one episode.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Introduction.
  • The preindustrial World.
  • The economic decline of Empires.
  • The Industrial Revolution.
  • The First Globalization.
  • The second industrial revolution.
  • The World at war.
  • The American Century.
  • Decolonization.
  • A third industrial revolution.
  • The resurgence of a global economy.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Understand the historical roots of present international relations framework
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Using history as an analytical instrument for understanding the present geopolitical equilibria.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Individual assignments
  • Group assignments
DETAILS

Students are engaged and evaluated in multiple activities, included the analysis of primary sources.


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
  •     x
  • Individual assignment (report, exercise, presentation, project work etc.)
  • x    
  • Active class participation (virtual, attendance)
  • x    
    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The final grade is the result of a sum of the following items:

    • Individual take home essays (60%).
    • 10 true or false (with motivation) questions (written, in class) (30%).
    • Active class participation (10%).
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The final grade is the outcome of:

    • A final written exam (50%)
    • An essay (50%).

    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • A. COLLI, A Global History of Globalization, Egea, (44 Cats), 2018.
    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • A. COLLI, A Global History of Globalization, Egea (44 Cats), 2018.
    • Plus one book to be decided with the instructor, commented in a 15 pages essay.
    Last change 03/07/2018 10:26