Course ObjectiveKnowledge and insight in the development of world history and
civilizations from antiquity to the present day from a
cultural, religious, political, economic and social perspectives.
Acquire basic knowledge necessary for a better understanding of the
historical background of different civilizations and their interacting.
Course ContentThe course 'general history offers a brief orientation in global
history, its general trends from the Antiquity to
the present, and its current methods and historiography. The course
focuses on the main trends in the history of civilzations all over the
world and deliberatedly avoids an European centred world view. Working
from the heritage available in Dutch museums the lectures illucidate
what we know and what we don't know of our common past. We approach
world history by looking at the world of Antiquity, world religions,
cultural and scientific history, political, social and economic history
and world history from a anthropological perspective.
Teaching MethodsLectures in the English language.
Method of AssessmentAssignments (25%) and final exam (75%). Class participation is mandatory
Entry RequirementsFirst year completed.
LiteratureJ.R.McNeill & William H. McNeill, The Human Web. A bird's-eye view of
World History. Norton, New York/London 2003.
Target AudienceThis minor is open to third year BA students from all disciplines.
Additional InformationThis course is the first course in the minor History. It offers an
introduction to the minor and to the study of world history.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. S.W. Verstegen|
|Examiner||dr. S.W. Verstegen|
dr. S.W. Verstegen
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|Teaching Methods||Seminar, Lecture|
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