Course Program 2017-2018 (Bachelor’s Degree)

Program of Global History of the Contemporary World

6 and 12 ECTS

(Professor Federico Paolini)

 

Course on Global History of the Contemporary World for a Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, consisting of two modules of 6 ECTS each.

General Course Information

Bachelor’s Degree in Conservation of Cultural Heritage

Academic year 2017-2018 

Credits: 12

Attendance requirements: highly recommended

Language: Italian

Venue: Dilbec, Aulario, Via Perla

Professor: Federico Paolini

Credit type definition: basic

Discipline field code: Storia contemporanea (contemporary history)

Scientific-disciplinary sector code: M-STO/04

Academic Terms: Semester I, Year I

Credit hours

Lecture/contact hours: 60

Independent study: 240

 

Calendar

Commencement date: 

Completion date:

Timetable: 

 

Board of examiners

Chair: Federico Paolini

Member: Daniele Santarelli

 

Program

The course – focusing on the Twentieth century – will provide students with a foundation that will allow them to navigate through the complex dynamics of political, social and economic effects of the present time. In particular, the topics covered will be: the World in the Age of World Wars (1900-1945); the World in the Cold War; the World in the Age of Globalization (1980-2001); the new social subjects after 1945; cultural history after 1945; traditional actors increasingly more global: Churches and religions since 1945; the new global players after decolonization; the economic problems of the global economy.

Prerequisites: The knowledge (at the level of secondary school) of contemporary history from the eighteenth-century revolutions to the beginning of the XXI century.

Knowledge and abilities (Dublin descriptors):

  1. Knowledge and understanding: attaining knowledge of some advanced issues, within the scientific sector
  2. Applying knowledge and understanding: being able to develop and support arguments relating to the contents studied.
  3. Making judgments: being able to collect and analyze relevant data for topics and issues studied.
  4. Communication: being able to expose adequately ideas, problems and information.
  5. Lifelong learning skills: acquiring the knowledge necessary to undertake further studies.

Examinations 

Oral and written examinations.

Oral Examination: Students must demonstrate the knowledge of the reference text indicated.

Written Examination: Before addressing the oral interview, students will present a brief written report (10,000 Word characters) on one of the books that the teacher suggests. The report will be discussed during the oral examination.

Non-attending students must agree the exam program with the professor.

Evaluation criteria

Exam assessment is based on the overall level of student performance which takes into account knowledge of course content and clarity, accuracy and appropriacy of language use. 

Content 

The World in the Age of World Wars (1900-1945): the bourgeois world; the building of colonial empires and their global consequences; Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa 1900-1945; Fascisms; Communism

The World in the Cold War: the new world of post-war (1946-1980); the bipolar system; decolonization; East and West

The World in the Age of Globalization (1980-2001): neoliberalism; countries outside Europe: a long transition; the end of Communism: the end of history?; after the end of bipolarity: new conflicts; globalization and inequality; environmental challenges

The new social subjects after 1945: youths, women

Cultural history after 1945

Traditional actors increasingly more global. Churches and religions since 1945: the Catholic Church, the Muslim world, Hinduism and other Eastern religions, Minor religions and sects

The new global players after decolonization: China, India, The Middle East, Africa, Brazil

The economic problems of the global economy 

Activities and teaching methods

Lectures, Powerpoint materials, various materials loaded on the E-Learning platform

( https://elearning.unina2.it/ )

 

Study materials and course textbooks

 

Textbook

Tommaso Detti, Giovanni Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento, Pearson, 2017

 

Book for written report (one of your choice)

Francesca Anania (a cura di), Consumi e mass media, il Mulino, 2013

Sven Becket, L’impero del cotone. Una storia globale, Einaudi, 2016

Annunziata Berrino, Storia del turismo in Italia, il Mulino, 2011

Tiziana Bertaccini, Le Americhe Latine nel Ventesimo secolo, Feltrinelli, 2014

Corrado Bonifazi, L’Italia delle migrazioni, il Mulino, 2013

Hamit Bozarslan, La Turchia contemporanea, il Mulino, 2006

Asa Briggs, Peter Burke, Storia sociale dei media, il Mulino, 2010

Massimo Campanini, Storia del Medio Oriente contemporaneo, il Mulino, 2017

Giovanni Carbone, L’Africa. Gli stati, la politica, i conflitti, il Mulino, 2005

R. Caroli, F. Gatti, Storia del Giappone, Laterza, 2004

Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializzare l’Europa, Meltemi, 2004

George Duby, Michelle Perrot, Storia delle donne in Occidente. Il Novecento, Laterza, 1992

Emanuele Felice, Perché il Sud è rimasto indietro, il Mulino, 2013

Nial Ferguson, Occidente. Ascesa e crisi di una civiltà , Mondadori, 2012

Francis Fukuyama, La fine della storia e l’ultimo uomo, Rizzoli, 2003

Andrea Graziosi, L’Unione Sovietica 1914-1991, il Mulino, 2011

Eric J. Hobsbawm, La fine della cultura. Saggio su un secolo in crisi di identità, Rizzoli, 2013

Samuel P. Huntington, Lo scontro delle civiltà e il nuovo ordine mondiale, Garzanti, 2010

Tony Judt, Novecento, Laterza, 2012

Tony Judt, Guasto è il mondo, Laterza, 2012

Paolo Murialdi, Storia del giornalismo italiano, il Mulino, 2014

Bino Olivi, Roberto Santaniello, Storia dell’integrazione europea, il Mulino, 2015

Kenneth Pomeranz, La Grande divergenza, il Mulino, 2004

Alessandro Portelli, La città  dell’acciaio. Due secoli di storia operaia, Donzelli, 2017

Gian Luca Potestà , Giovanni Vian, Storia del cristianesimo, il Mulino, 2014

John A.G. Roberts, Storia della Cina, il Mulino, 2013

Dietmar Rothermund, Storia dell’India, il Mulino, 2007

Massimo Salvadori, Storia d’Italia, crisi di regime e crisi di sistema 1861-2013, il Mulino, 2013

Emanuela Scarpellini (a cura di), I consumi della vita quotidiana, il Mulino, 2013

Paolo Sorcinelli, Angelo Varni (a cura di), Il secolo dei giovani. Le nuove generazioni e la storia del Novecento, Donzelli, 2004