World History 1800-present


Course Objective

To understand the complexity of globalization processes from
approximately 1.800 to the present. To acquiring knowledge from an
Engels handbook. To acquire knowledge of the Global History themes in
historical research. Doing research on a specific topic based on
scientific literature.

Course Content

The discipline of Global History (GH) 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. GH
has in the last two decades developed into a strong international,
dynamic and productive discipline in the field of history research and
education. The focus of this discipline is the deep underlying material
and sociocultural structural changes, which shaped the human experience.
It is 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. GH is non-Eurocentric, because all units of
study are treated equally, as such non-Western concepts and local
knowledge are included.

Teaching Methods

Lectures, handbook training, discussion, and assignments.

Method of Assessment

The written exam is only a part of the final grade for this course. The
other part is the paper. The two partial grades do not compensate each
other. For both a minimum of 6.0 is required.The written examination
(50%) and the paper (50%) of the final grade. For both a minimum of 6.0
is required.

Entry Requirements

The course World History 500-1800 is obligatory.


The handbook: "Worlds Together, Worlds Apart. A History of the World."
Third Edition, volume two. From 1000 CE to the Present. Robert Tignor,
e.a, New York, London (2011), chapters 17 -21 and the Epilogue;
scientific articles connect to the theme of each chapter of the
handbook, a list of which will be published on Canvas. Literature for
writing a paper is depending on the individual research subject.

Target Audience

Fist year bachelor Dutch and international history students, who did the
course World History 500-1800.

General Information

Course Code L_GABAGES129
Credits 6 EC
Period P5
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. 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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