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MODERN HISTORY

CODE 64929
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 1st year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • 9 cfu during the 3nd year of 8457 LETTERE (L-10) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 1° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course deals with historiographic themes and problems in relation to the 15th-19th centuries, from the time of the great geographical explorations to the Restoration. 

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Analysing fundamental themes and issues of modern history by presenting different historiographical interpretations and perspectives. Illustrating historical research methods and procedures also by working with sources in order to stimulate a critical approach and an initial knowledge of criteria used to build historiographical discourses

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    See previous heading.

    As far as learning outcomes are concerned, the student, at the end of the course, will be able to understand a text of history and historiography of the modern age, discuss it and insert it into the current scientific debate. The student must also have developed disciplinary skills, as well as basic knowledge of the subject.

    PREREQUISITES

    To know how to read and communicate correctly in Italian. have acquired the basic historical knowledge of the secondary school. If necessary, be able to read a text in a foreign language of the European Union in addition to your mother tongue.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Lessons will be held in the presence, at the times and in the classrooms indicated on the portal https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/ (with the possibility for students to follow them remotely on the Teams platform (code jrjhmc3).

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Programme for students taking the course for 6 cfu

    Themes and issues of Global History between the 15th and 19th centuries.

    Programme for students taking the course for 9 cfu

    Themes and issues of Global History between the 15th and 19th centuries.

    Global history and Atlantic connections 1450-1850

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Bibliography for 6 cfu

    V. CRISCUOLO, Storia moderna, Pearson

    Bibliography for 9 cfu

    V. CRISCUOLO, Storia moderna, Pearson

    A book of your choice from:

    L.A. LINDSAY, Il commercio degli schiavi, il Mulino 

    S. MINTZ, Storia dello zucchero. Tra politica e cultura, Einaudi

     

    Non-attending students must also prepare the following text:

    G.P. ROMAGNANI, La società di antico regime (XVI-XVIII secolo). Temi e problemi storiografici, Carocci

    In addition, in case they have to take the 9 cfu exam, they will have to prepare both volumes of Lindsay and Mintz

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    PAOLO CALCAGNO (President)

    LUCA LO BASSO

    EMILIANO BERI (Substitute)

    FRANCESCA FERRANDO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    October 4, 2021

    Class schedule

    MODERN HISTORY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The test will be oral in the form of an interview with questions relating to the content of the texts listed in the bibliography.

    If possible, a voluntary written test will be considered for the first module programme (Criscuolo manual). 

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    In the examination, which will be held orally, the candidate will be asked to explain one or more specific topics contained in the texts indicated. The candidate will be asked to illustrate these topics critically, in a correct and articulate manner and using appropriate language. The ability to establish significant links with other topics dealt with in the same text or addressed during the lessons will also be tested.

    In case of a written test, the first 6 cfu will be acquired by passing a written test that will include a grid of questions on some fundamental themes of modern history (open questions).

     

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    16/12/2021 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    20/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    03/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    12/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    26/05/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Due to the organisation of the course, class attendance is strongly recommended.