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070009 UE Guided Reading Global History - Nations and empires revisited (2021W)

Novel perspectives on economic and political integration in the long run

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
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Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course will be held digitally via Collaborate (on Moodle).
Please note: No show in the first session will result in deregistration from the course.
Please also note that if you wish to enrol you are also expected to read and be ready to discuss the reading material of the first session (see below "Literature"). In particular, you should be ready to answer the questions of the session´s "roadmap" uploaded in Moodle.

Friday 15.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 29.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 12.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 12.11. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 26.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 26.11. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 17.12. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 14.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG
Friday 14.01. 14:00 - 16:30 Digital
Kommunikationsraum WISO Hauptgebäude Stiege 6 ZG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this course we will discuss economic and political integration achieved through the creation of empires and modern states. Methodologically, we will examine contributions offering new perspectives on this subject and questioning established narratives. Chronologically, our time horizon spans the last two millennia. The geographic focus is on the Mediterranean, continental Europe, the Americas and the British world (both as a kingdom and a former global empire). Albeit mostly based on secondary literature, the course also includes the analysis of a few primary sources.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are expected to read all the assigned texts before each class, timely deliver two short written assignments and actively contribute to class discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements:

• regular attendance (max. 2 unexcused absences = 2 sessions = SWS 4.00. In case of illness confirmed by a doctor's note, additional absenteeism can be compensated by further written assignments)
• reading of all the assigned texts and active participation in class discussion (40% of the final grade)
• timely delivery of 2 short written assignments (30% of the final grade each = total 60%)
• in case of insufficient participation in class discussion some extra written work may be required.

Please note: in order to pass the course each and every requirement must be met (reading, participation, delivery of 2 written assignments).

Grading scale:
• 1 (excellent) 100 – 90 %
• 2 (good) 89 – 81 %
• 3 (satisfactory) 80 – 71 %
• 4 (sufficient) 70 – 61 %
• 5 (insufficient) 60 – 0 %

Examination topics

see above

Reading list

to be announced in the first session.

Reading material for the first session:

- Temin, P. (2006). The Economy of the Early Roman Empire. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 20, 1, pp. 133-151
- Bang, P. F. (2007). Trade and Empire: In Search of Organizing Concepts for the Roman Economy. Past & Present, 195, pp. 3-54

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)
MA HPS: M 1.2, M 1.3

Last modified: Fr 03.09.2021 12:07