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MODERN HISTORY

CODE 104953
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 9 cfu during the 2nd year of 11161 SCIENZE DELL'AMMINISTRAZIONE E DELLA POLITICA (L-16) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    The course provides an accurate knowledge of characteristics, events and typical processes of the Modern Age (XV-XIX 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-XIX), 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 dell'Ammistrazione e della Politica, 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.

    PREREQUISITES

    A good knowledge of ancient and mediaeval times is recommended.

    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.

     

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

     

    The course aims to study the modern age with particular reference to the birth of the modern state and its institutions.

     

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

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    - A. Spagnoletti, Il mondo moderno, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2005.

    - M. Meriggi-L. Tedoldi (a cura di), Storia delle istituzioni politiche. Dall'antico regime all'età globale, Roma, Carocci, 2021 (I- V).

     

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    LUCA LO BASSO (President)

    RENZO REPETTI

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    II semester

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    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
    20/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    31/01/2023 14:30 GENOVA Orale
    23/05/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    04/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    04/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale