European History 1800-present

2019-2020
Dit vak wordt in het Engels aangeboden. Omschrijvingen kunnen daardoor mogelijk alleen in het Engels worden weergegeven.

Doel vak

To 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
history;
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.

Inhoud vak

This course offers an overview of the history of Europe since 1800 from
an
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.

Onderwijsvorm

Lectures as well as a weekly feedback seminar to discuss the handbook
chapters in more detail.

Toetsvorm

Midterm (50%) and final exam (50%).

Vereiste voorkennis

International exchange students need a background in humanities.

Literatuur

To be announced via Canvas.

Doelgroep

BA1 Geschiedenis/History students; international exchange students with
a
background in humanities.
International exchange students with a background in humanities who want
to partake should contact the coordinator Ronald Kroeze
(d.b.r.kroeze@vu.nl)

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_GABAGES124
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P4
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. D.B.R. Kroeze
Examinator dr. D.B.R. Kroeze
Docenten dr. D.B.R. Kroeze
prof. dr. S. Legene

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