World History 500-1800


Course Objective

To understand the complexity of the historical process of globalization
from approximately 1000 to 1850. Acquiring knowledge from and the use of
Engels handbook. Acquire knowledge of global and world history in
historical research. Getting acqauinted with
scientific literature concerning world history.

Course Content

Studying global and world history is a response to increasing awareness
of the growing
interconnectedness of the various regions of the world, as a result of
the circulation of people, goods and ideas. In the
last two decades they have developed into strong international, dynamic
and productive disciplines in the field of history research and
The focus of these discipline are the deep underlying material and
sociocultural structural changes, which shaped the human experience.We
are talking about
a form of Meta History; a historical narrative that puts events,
phenomena and processes in a broad context. Characteristic of this
historical approach is that it does not focus specifically on
civilizations and nation states, but on processes, whereby thematic
research is focused on comparisons and differences within and between
the regions of the world. The course World History is non-Eurocentric,
because all Units of study are treated equally, as such non-Western
concepts and local
knowledge are included. The first-year programm (from c.1000 to
c.1850) provides background knowledge for this course.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, handbook training, analysing scientifc articles, discussion,
and assignments.

Method of Assessment

Assignments (25%) and written exam (75%).


Worlds Together, Worlds Apart. A History of the World. Fifth Edition,
volume two. From 1000 CE to the Present. Robert Tignor, e.a, New York,
London (2018)

Additional Information

Lectures are in English, examinsation, analyzing scientific literature
and handbook training are both in English and in Dutch. There will be a
seperate studyguide in Dutch.

Custom Course Registration

There is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this course. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the course, (ii) the type of class (lecture and/or preferred seminar group), and (iii) the exam. However, for this course the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the course, (ii) the lectures (if applicable), and (iii) the exam, but not for the seminar groups.

General Information

Course Code L_GABAGES127
Credits 6 EC
Period P2
Course Level 100
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. S.W. Verstegen
Examiner dr. S.W. Verstegen
Teaching Staff dr. F.D. Huijzendveld
dr. S.W. Verstegen

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

Teaching Methods Lecture, Seminar*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.

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