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MODERN HISTORY

CODE 57119
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 10 cfu during the 1st year of 8768 SCIENZE INTERNAZIONALI E DIPLOMATICHE (L-36) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Modern History (Scienze politiche e dell'amministrazione, I semestre, 8 CFU; Scienze Internazionali e diplomatiche, II semestre, 10 CFU)

    The course provides an accurate knowledge of characteristics, events and typical processes of the Modern Age (XV-XVIII centuries), meant as a crucial period of historical evolution from Ancient age to contemporaneity.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The course provides an appropriate knowledge of the most peculiar and significant  themes of the history of the modern world (XV-XVIII), meant as a crucial period of historical evolution from Ancient age to contemporary one.

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the end of the course the student that was actively involved during the lessons and/or made adequately preparations on the recommended texts, must own the following requirements (According to Dublin’s Descriptions):

    a) the student will know the main events  of  modern age, with particular reference to the aspects and issues that determine the evolution of politics and international relations inside and outside the European continent. He/she will know the most important factors that caused these changes, and he/she will have critical tools for analysing the social, political, economical, and cultural system (knowledge and understanding)

    b)  in order to develop a better understanding of causes and consequences of social and economical phenomena (applying knowledge and understanding), the student will be capable to apply the knowledge and the critical tools achieved during the accademic activities,

    c) the student will have to explore and judge the processes which characterized the historical becoming as well as the multifaced causes of contemporary times. The use of both historical research method(s) and historical secondary sources represent the first step for the acquisition of such abilities (making judgements).

    d) the student will be capable to communicate efficiently his own ideas and opinions while confronting with colleagues and professor in the classroom about topics proposed (communication skills)

    e) the student will know notions and concepts in order to develop and complete the exam of Storia Moderna within the course of study in Scienze Internazionali e Diplomatiche, useful for obtaining  basic notions and concepts related to the course (learning skills).

    These goals will be obtained through lectures, seminars, scheduled exercises during the semester and through the study of indicated materials with the ultimate purpose of developing a critical understanding of links, articulations, interruptions and persistences in a chronological-temporal context that connect the past and the present, and consequently connect the past, the present and the future.

    TEACHING METHODS

    Unless otherwise indicated due to the evolution of the health situation, the course will take place in the traditional way, that is, in the presence of lectures.

    The Course of Modern History participates in the teaching innovation project supported by our University. During the course innovative teaching activities will be proposed including, in particular, debate sessions, wordcafé sessions and sessions that will experiment GBL (Game Based Learning) techniques and playful teaching of history.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Course Introduction;

    What is History; Etymology and Meanings

    History and periodization;

    Hints at the methodology of historical research;

    The characters of modernity;

    The Renaissance;

    The birth and affirmation of modern states;

    Protestant Reformation and Catholic Reformation;

    The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century;

    England between the two Revolutions;

    The Age of Enlightenment;

    The French Revolution;

    N.B. During the course students will be offered an integrative seminar on Public history. The participation in the seminar will count for the acquisition of 1 or 2 CFU

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    1. M. ROSA - M. VERGA, La storia moderna. 1450-1870, Bruno Mondadori ed., 2003.

    2. V. FRAJESE, Il processo a Galileo. Il falso e la sua prova, Ed. Morcelliana, 2021

    3. R. REPETTI, La nuova spiritualità dell'età moderna, Genova, ECIG, 2021.

    N.B.
    The contents exposed in class, for attending students, serve to integrate, clarify and deepen the study of texts.
    For students interested in deepening individual study themes, specific readings will be indicated during the course or meetings through the e-learning portal of Genoa University  (Aulaweb).

     

     

     

     

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    RENZO REPETTI (President)

    DANIELA PREDA

    CECILIA BERGAGLIO (Substitute)

    AGOSTINO CALVI (Substitute)

    GUIDO LEVI (Substitute)

    MARIA GRAZIA PALUMBO (Substitute)

    LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second semester, 2023 January

    Class schedule

    MODERN HISTORY

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The final exam takes place in oral form and in italian language. It consists of an interview between the teacher and the student, lasting about 20 minutes. For attending students, most of the interview will focus on the topics covered in class and in the recommended texts. For non-attending students, the interview will focus on the topics of the texts indicated in the program.

     

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    During the final exam, the candidate is required to demonstrate a good preparation on the adopted texts and, if attending, on the topics covered in class. This preparation is assessed through a discussion with the examiner.

    In principle, the grade will take into account the following ranges:

    evaluation of the notional aspects: up to 10/30;
    evaluation of elaboration skills: up to 15/30;

    evaluation of communication skills: up to 5/30

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    14/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    11/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    08/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    24/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    05/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale

    FURTHER INFORMATION

    Students with certified DSA, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact both the contact person Prof. Aristide Canepa (aristide.canepa@unige.it) and the lecturer at the beginning of the course in order to agree on teaching and examination methods that, while respecting the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable
    compensatory tools.