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CODE 72693
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The unit consists of an introduction to the history of 19th, from the secondo half of the century,  and 20th centuries, until the conlcusion of the Cold war (1989-1991) with the aim of providing students, in a global and comparative perspective, with a picture of the great international economic, political, social and cultural transformations that have been happening in the two centuries.  Students will also be introducende  to the use of documentary sources and to the most relevant historiographic interpretations.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the and of the Course the student is able to:

- know the main thematic issues of contemporary history from 1815 to nowadays in Italy, in Europe, in the world.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The unit gives students the fundamental knowledge of the history of the 19th and 20th century in order to acquire the ability to analyze and critically interpret, in a diachronic and synchronic key, the main problems of the contemporary age:

  • to understand the main issues of the discipline and to follow the events and processes;
  • to interpret critically the data and issues relating to the subject of study and reflection on the main topics, forming independent judgments on them;
  • to communicate, with command of language, information, and issues related to the contemporary history;
  • acquisition of the main basic tools and the ability to use them so that you can deal autonomously further studies in the subject field.

PREREQUISITES

Knowledge of the Italian language.
Basic geographical knowledge of the location of States.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lecures for a total of 54 hours (equivalent to 9 Cfu), also with the use of powerpoint.  The course will be held in face-to- face  and online teaching mode.   

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Specifically, the following topics will be covered:

  1. The Congress of Vienna and the Restoration
  2. From the uprisings of 1820-1821 to the 1848 uprising
  3. The Italian and German unification
  4. The Oriental Question
  5. The extra-European world: China, Japan, Latin America; the Civil War in the US
  6. Imperialism and colonialism
  7. Italy of Giolitti
  8. From the Russian Revolution of 1905 to the First World War
  9. The Russian Revolution
  10. The Treaties of Paris and their consequences
  11. Post-war and Fascism
  12. The Republic of Weimar; Hitler and the Nazis
  13. The Second World War
  14. The post-war period and the Cold War
  15. Large international post-war crisis. The Middle East knot
  16. The fall of communism and the end of the Cold war. 

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Compulsory books:

Alberto Mario Banti, L'età contemporanea. Dalle rivoluzioni settecentesche all'imperialismo, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione, a partire dal capitolo 13.

Alberto Mario Banti, L'età contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Roma-Bari, Laterza, ultima edizione.

Students who will not be able to attend at least 2/3 of the lessons (equal to 36 hours) must also study one of the following texts:

Giovanni Bernardini, Parigi 1919. La Conferenza di pace, Bologna, il Mulino, 2019.

Gabriella Corona, Breve storia dell’ambiente in Italia, Bologna, il Mulino, 2015

G. Del Zanna, La fine dell’Impero Ottomano, Bologna, il Mulino, 2012.

D. Engel, L’Olocausto, Bologna, il Mulino, 2005.

Jörn Leonhard, Ulrike von Hirschhausen, Imperi e Stati nazionali nell’Ottocento, Bologna, il Mulino, 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA ELISABETTA TONIZZI (President)

DANIELA PREDA

ANDREA CATANZARO (Substitute)

FEDERICO DONELLI (Substitute)

GUIDO LEVI (Substitute)

LARA PICCARDO (Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

The couse will start on

MONDAY 18 settembre 2023, also online

TEAMS code:

5oep5mu

 

 

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is oral and in Italian. It is subdivided in two parts, one regarding the 19th and the other  the 20th century. To pass the exam both answers must be sufficient. An intermediate examination on the 19th century is foreseen.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The achievement of the training objectives of the course is verified through two questions, one relating to the 19th century and the other to the 20th century.  If one of the answer were insufficient, a third question will be posed.  An additional question will concern the chosen reading indicated in the program.

The final exam will be oral but foreign students can apply to take it in writing, in English or Italian. The candidate must demonstrate critical knowledge of the topics and the ability to organize the speech using an appropriate vocabulary.

 

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
18/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
08/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
05/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
20/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
08/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI
09/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale AULA 5 ALBERGO DEI POVERI

FURTHER INFORMATION

All students must join Aulaweb.

Erasmus students can agree on a specific program by contacting the teacher at the beginning of the course.

Students with DSA certification, disability or other educational needs are advised to contact the referent professor Aristide Canepa, and the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.