Skip to main content
CODE 114000
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-STO/04
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide students with a basic framework for the contemporary age, with particular attention to the links between history and memory, the socio-economic, political-institutional and cultural processes of the nineteenth-twentieth century. Specific objectives of the course are the knowledge and analysis of sources for the study of the contemporary age, the understanding of human phenomena and processes in the period under examination, the diachronic orientation, the ability to establish relationships between historical facts, the analysis of the relationship between event and representation, the acquisition of the basic tools and methodologies of historiographic investigation.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities will allow the student to acquire adequate knowledge regarding the main tools of the historian, intended as preparatory skills to develop a critical awareness in the context of historical disciplines, with a predominantly social and cultural perspective.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, students must:

- know the fundamentals of the historical discipline

- knowing how to critically analyze historical sources

- orienting oneself between historiographic approaches and methodologies

- knowing how to explain the contents learned with clarity and historical language properties

TEACHING METHODS

Lessons will be held in person for a total of 36 hours (with participatory methodologies). The use of multimedia resources and powerpoint presentations is foreseen. Interventions by expert teachers and researchers on particular topics of the course will be possible. Attendance at the lessons is recommended.

Structured case study activities will be provided during the course. These activities will allow attending students to acquire an OPEN BADGE which will certify participation in a course aimed at acquiring soft skills relating to the following key competences: functional literacy; personal; social; learn to learn.

In the event of a weather alert and in accordance with current legislation, teaching can be delivered remotely in synchronous mode through the Teams platform on the teaching channel, whose access code is: tqkzgse.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

During the course the concept of history will be developed and the meaning attributed to the discipline and work of the historian will be deepened. Topics such as the scientific method, the objectivity and subjectivity of history, the purposes of historical knowledge, historical time, periodizations, archives will be explored. Particular attention will be paid to the types, criticism and use of historical sources. Case studies relating to particular types of sources will be taken into consideration, showing in detail their potential and limits in relation to concrete examples of historical reconstruction. Teaching contributes to achieving goals n.4-5 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

The program for attending students is:

1) Lecture notes

2) G.Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2019 (for ATTENDING students ONLY the preparation of chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 is required)

3) P.F. Peloso, Franco Basaglia, un profilo: dalla critica dell'istituzione psichiatrica alla critica della società, Carocci, Roma 2023.

 

The program for NON attending students is:

1) G.Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2019 (for NON ATTENDING students the preparation of the WHOLE manual is required).

2) G. Mamone, Legionari del duce in Spagna. Tra storia e memoria. 1936-1945, Saluzzo, Fusta 2021.

3) A. Molinari, Una patria per le donne. La mobilitazione femminile nella Grande Guerra, Il Mulino, Bologna 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

II semester (feb. 2025)

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam method (attending and non-attending) is oral.

The topics covered in class, notes, slides and other didactic material included on Aulaweb, are an integral part of the program for attending students and are essential for the preparation of the exam.

The program for attending students is:

1) Lecture notes

2) G.Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2019 (for ATTENDING students ONLY the preparation of chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 is required)

3) P.F. Peloso, Franco Basaglia, un profilo: dalla critica dell'istituzione psichiatrica alla critica della società, Carocci, Roma 2023.

 

The program for NON attending students is:

1) G.Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2019 (for NON ATTENDING students the preparation of the WHOLE manual is required).

2) G. Mamone, Legionari del duce in Spagna. Tra storia e memoria. 1936-1945, Saluzzo, Fusta 2021.

3) A. Molinari, Una patria per le donne. La mobilitazione femminile nella Grande Guerra, Il Mulino, Bologna 2014.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Further details and clarifications on how to prepare for the exam will be provided during the lessons. 

The examination commission verifies the achievement of the training objectives, taking into account the following factors: a) level of mastery of the fundamental notions; b) ability to apply knowledge (source analysis); c) critical reasoning skills on the study carried out; d) ability to discursively organize knowledge, using the specialized language of the discipline.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are invited to consult the teaching page (http://www.aulaweb.unige.it/) where all the information and teaching materials will be published.

At the beginning of lessons, the possibility of taking an ongoing written test dedicated ONLY to attending students will be agreed.

For students with disabilities or specific learning disorders (DSA).


Students with disabilities or DSA are reminded that in order to request adaptations during the exam, they must first enter the certification on the University website on the servizionline.unige.it page in the "Students" section. The documentation will be verified by the University's Services Sector for the inclusion of students with disabilities and DSA (https://rubrica.unige.it/strutture/structure/100111).


Subsequently, significantly in advance (at least 10 days) of the exam date, it is necessary to send an e-mail to the teacher with whom you will take the exam, inserting in copy copy both the teacher in charge of the School for the inclusion of students with disabilities and with DSA (laura.traverso@unige.it) is the Sector indicated above using one of the following addresses (disabili@unige.it; dsa@unige.it).

In the email you must specify:
• the name of the course
• the date of the appeal
• the student's surname, name and student number
• the compensatory tools and dispensatory measures deemed functional and required.


The contact person (Prof. Laura Traverso) will confirm to the teacher that the applicant has the right to request adaptations during the exam and that these adaptations must be agreed with the teacher. The teacher will respond by communicating whether it is possible to use the requested adaptations.


Requests must be sent at least 10 days before the date of the exam in order to allow the teacher to evaluate the content. In particular, if you intend to use concept maps for the exam (which must be much more concise than the maps used for the study) if the sending does not respect the expected times there will not be the technical time necessary to make any changes that may be requested by the teacher.

For further information regarding the request for services and adaptations, consult the document: Guidelines for requesting services, compensatory tools and/or dispensatory measures and specific aids

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Quality education
Quality education
Gender equality
Gender equality

OpenBadge

 PRO3 - Soft skills - Sociale avanzato 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Sociale avanzato 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Imparare a imparare base 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Imparare a imparare base 1 - A
 PRO3 - Soft skills - Personale avanzato 1 - A
PRO3 - Soft skills - Personale avanzato 1 - A