Course ObjectiveTo improve knowledge of the history of Europe from an international
perspective in the modern and contemporary era;
To make students familiar with different important concepts, theories,
methods and sources that are used within the broader field of political
To inform students about the history behind contemporary societal
challenges and stimulate them to participate in debates about
perspectives on and developments behind such challenges.
Course ContentThis course offers an overview of the history of Europe since 1800 from
international perspective. Events, periods, concepts,
developments and persons that played an important role within that
history will be critically discussed during a series of lectures, such
as the revolution of 1848 throughout Europe and its resonances in the
wider imperial world; the two world wars and the Cold War; imperialism,
state-building and the emergence of supra-national organizations;
historical figures like Woodrow Wilson or Margaret Thatcher. During
several classes European developments will be explicitly linked to
specifically Dutch as well as wider international developments. Students
will also learn about debates among historians how to understand certain
developments and be introduced with concepts, theories, methods and
sources from the field of (international) political history.
Teaching MethodsLectures as well as a weekly feedback seminar to discuss the handbook
chapters in more detail.
Method of AssessmentMidterm (50%) and final exam (50%).
Entry RequirementsInternational exchange students need a background in humanities.
LiteratureTo be announced via Canvas.
Target AudienceBA1 Geschiedenis/History students; international exchange students with
background in humanities.
International exchange students with a background in humanities who want
to partake should contact the coordinator Ronald Kroeze
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. D.B.R. Kroeze|
|Examiner||dr. D.B.R. Kroeze|
dr. D.B.R. Kroeze
prof. dr. S. Legene
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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