General History

Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

Knowledge 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.

Inhoud vak

The 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. We
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.


Lectures in the English language.


Assignments (40%) and final exam (60%). Class participation is mandatory

Vereiste voorkennis

First year completed.


J.R.McNeill & William H. McNeill, The Human Web. A bird's-eye view of
World History. Norton, New York/London 2003.


This minor is open to third year BA students from all disciplines.

Overige informatie

This course is the first course in the minor History. It offers an
introduction to the minor and to the study of world history.

Toelichting Canvas

Canvas will be used for assignments, announcements, grades etc.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_GABAALG013
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P1
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. S.W. Verstegen
Examinator dr. S.W. Verstegen
Docenten dr. S.W. Verstegen

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