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Course 2021-2022 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:
GRACE BALLOR

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: GRACE BALLOR


Suggested background knowledge

Students will benefit from prior knowledge in the area of international relations, macroeconomics, and economic development.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

In some ways, the global Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced just how interconnected the world has become; at the same time, it has accelerated the latest phase of de-globalization and highlighted stark differences between states and societies, especially in terms of institutions, democracy, and inequality. This course aims to shed light on the complexities of the present by studying the long history of globalization in global perspective. By examining economic development, empire, conflict, and liberalism across world regions and time periods -- from 19th century industrialization and world war to colonialism and neoliberalism -- students can better understand the many dimensions of globalization. This course encourages students to engage in critical analysis of primary source materials and to develop their own original arguments applying their knowledge of history to the decisions they face in the present.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • Globalization and de-globalization
  • Industrial revolutions and modernization
  • Empires
  • Economic crises
  • World wars
  • Decolonization
  • Aid and development
  • Cold War
  • Economic integration
  • Neoliberalism
  • Crises

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Understand the concept of globalization in its manifestations.
  • Apply historical knowledge to the understanding of contemporary phenomena.
  • Identify the historical roots of contemporary international relations frameworks and apply knowledge of historical events to analyses of contemporary dynamics in geopolitics.

 

 

 

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Deconstruct the historical components of contemporary social, political, diplomatic and economic events.
  • Analyze historical material, sources and documents.
  • Compare events using alternative sources.
  • Develop original arguments and communication skills.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
  • Individual assignments
DETAILS
  • The learning method in this course blends traditional frontal lectures with digital materials related to the concept of globalization.
  • Students engage in two in-class workshop sessions, under the guidance of the instructor, to analyze primary documents and develop original, critical and synthetic arguments. 

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 AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The course syllabus will provide information about all assignments and assessment.


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The course syllabus will provide information about all teaching materials.

    Last change 02/02/2022 16:37