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CODE 80372
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SECS-P/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The couse will focus - sinthetically way- on the institutional premises and macro and microeconomic  factors that led to the Industrial Revolution and to the birth of the modern world   starting from some economic key-concepts  which will be developed  through specific country case-studies.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Main subject of the course is the European economic development within the framework of international relations from the late Middle Ages to the Contemporary Age, with an in-depth analysis of the last two centuries. Aim of the course will be understanding and the identifying the changing factors and their implication in social and economic history.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, students  should be able to understand and to describe (using the economic microlanguage)  the systematic and interpretative framework of the main transformations  and the macroeconomic and geopolitical changes  characterizing  the evolution of the economic and social western system structure

PREREQUISITES

Nothing

TEACHING METHODS

Face to face lectures onsite

Students who want to attend the lessons remotely must previously contact the lecturer by e-mail

Students who  will follow the course remotely will be considered non attending students.

Students  will be given online tests to check  the progress of their  background. The lecturer will stimulate the discussion about some of the most important topics taught

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Preindustrial societies (key-concepts)
-Population patterns
-Credit and money from the Ancient Regime to the Contemporary Age
-The Industrial Revolution
-Development  patterns: the First Comers
-Development patterns:  the Second Comers.
-From the first globalization to the second World War
-The modern economic development from 1945 to 1979
- The second globalization and its crises

9 ECTS MODULE - the Lectures will deal with:

-Italian-Jewish minority (Late Middle Ages - Early Modern age); Ancient Regime demography  (MARINA ROMANI)

-an in-depth study of the development of business enterprises in the contemporary age  is provided with a focus on Italy (LUISA PICCINNO)

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

References (6 ECTS course):

Ennio De Simone, Storia economica. Dalla rivoluzione industriale alla rivoluzione informatica, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2014, pp. 3-203 e 220-316.

MARINA ROMANI'S LECTURES: other teaching materials will be uploaded to Aula web

References (9 ECTS course):

Ennio De Simone, Storia economica. Dalla rivoluzione industriale alla rivoluzione informatica, Milano, Franco Angeli, 2014, pp.  3-203 e 220-316.

MARINA ROMANI'S LECTURES:
M. Romani, Il governo della peste: medici, malati, religiosi, magistrature sanitarie (secc. XIV-XVI), in Archivio di Stato di Milano. Annuario 2015, pp. 62-77. The PDF will be uploaded to  AW
-R. Scuro, Gli ebrei nel contesto urbano fra integrazione nella comunità e relazioni coi governi. Complessità di un modello latino-mediterraneo: il caso dell’Italia settentrionale medievale, in Rostro Judios del Occidente Medieval, Governo di Navarra, Estella ,2018. The PDF will be uploaded to AW
 A lecturer's PDf   will be uploaded to AW

LUISA PICCINNO'S LECTURES:

The lectures will concern the evolution of business forms in a historical perspective.

The supplementary references about this topic will be uploaded to AW
Bibliographic references are the same for attending and non-attending  students

 

Erasmus students have to contact the teachers  by e-mail. Specific readings will be  uploaded to Aulaweb

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Classes start on February, 19th

Class schedule

ECONOMIC HISTORY

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 

Written test  (multiple choice and open-ended questions).

Two separate question-sheets will be prepared and corrected by each professor.

Attending students can take two intermediate tests.

In the second half of the course students can do teamworking activities
 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Multiple choice questions  will check  technicalities and specific contents

Open questions will check students' critical skills and  their ability to  elaborate  logically the topics   taught  in the course

Team working will check student's critical and dialectical skills

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education
Quality education
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions