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CODE 57026
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/06
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
PREREQUISITES
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OVERVIEW

The course deals with the history of international relations during the XX century and in the new millenium, paying particular attention to the origins, the development and the end of the Cold War, as well as to the evolution of the post-Cold War international system.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students an adequate knowledge, from the methodological and cultural point of view, of the international system, especially at the European level, focussing in particular on the transition from the international Cold war system to the new international order of the 21st century.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Provide the students:

1) the ability to understand the dynamics that have characterized the international system in the XX century.

2) the ability to evaluate and interpret the debate on international issues using the knowledge of the historical past as a key to understanding.

3) the ability to develop a critical evaluation of the international dynamics of the XX century .

4) the development of communication skills, both in written  (written test for attending students) and in oral form with an appropriate language (through seminars, paper presentations and class discussions).

5) Learning skills, developed through face to face lessons, classroom discussions and the study of reference books.

6) Contribute to the achievement of the goal 4 of the UN 2030 Agenda for a Sustainable Development: ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. 

PREREQUISITES

 None.

TEACHING METHODS

 The course will be provided with lectures in class. 

Attending students can present a short paper, alone or in group, on a specific topic discussed  and agreed with the Professor.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

 The course deals with the history of the international system from 1900 till the US presidential elections of 2008. The introductory part, devoted to the analysis of continuities and discontinuities from the XIX to the XX century, will be followed by the analysis of the main turning points of the so-called "short Twentieth Century": the end of World War I, the setting up of the Versailles system, the interwas period, the causes and the outbreak of World War II, the various phases of the Cold War, the decolonization process, the origins and development of European integration, the Middle East crisis, the end of the Cold War and the search for a new international order.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For all the students: A. Varsori, Storia internazionale dal 1919 a oggi, Bologna il Mulino, 2019

Non-attending students will also study one of the following volumes: M. Del Pero, Era Obama. Dalla speranza del cambiamento all'elezione di Trump, Milano, Feltrinelli, 2017;  T.G. Fraser, Il conflitto arabo-israeliano, Bologna, il Mulino, 2004; M.E. Guasconi, Prove di politica estera: la Cooperazione Politica Europea, l'Atto Unico Europeo e la fine della guerra fredda, Milano, Mondadori Università, 2020; M.K. Hall, La guerra del Vietnam, Bologna, il Mulino, 2007; 

Erasmus students can study on the book: A. Best, J. Hanhimaki, J. A. Maiolo and K. Schulze, International History of the XX Century and Beyond, London, Routledge, 2015.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA ELEONORA GUASCONI (President)

LUCA BARBAINI

GUIDO LEVI (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

I Semester Approx September 26 2023

 

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 The examination will be oral and will last approximately 15-20 minutes. Attending students can divide the examination in two parts, the first one will be written from the Paris Conference on 1919 to the establishment of the Warsaw Pact in 1955 (pp. 19-192).

 

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The final exam will be oral and  will include questions on the course's program and, for non-attending students, the chosen text.

Foreign students can apply to take it in English.

The Commission is appointed by the Department and chaired by the Professor of the course.

 

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
21/12/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale
22/05/2024 14:30 GENOVA Orale
18/06/2024 14:30 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2024 14:30 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 10:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

 The Professor will share the slides of the course on aulaweb.