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070090 GR Guided Reading - History of Consumption in Europe in the Early Modern Period (2019S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 15.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 22.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 29.03. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 05.04. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 12.04. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 03.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 10.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 17.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 24.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 31.05. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 07.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 21.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Friday 28.06. 16:00 - 17:30 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Content: In the first part of the Guided Reading we will study some introductory texts on the topic of consumption in Europe in the early modern period, with particular emphasis on the development of the phenomenon in the 18th century. In this part of the course, we will examine the main characteristics and the changes of the phenomenon in the period. In the second part of the course, fundamental concepts and theories, which have defined the field and have greatly influenced the current scientific discussion, will be presented. In the third part of the course, we will discuss specific case studies, which will help exemplify the application of the theories and the concepts on the subject. The students will also have the opportunity to examine a case study more intensively.

Goals and methods: Apart from the main goal of the course, which is to familiarize the students with consumption history in Europe in the early modern period, the students should learn in this Guided Reading: a) to read, understand and evaluate scientific texts in German and English, b) to present the texts they read and to criticize them scientifically, and c) to embed the texts in general historical questions and discussions. They should learn to read scientific texts fast and professionally. Additionally, they should train in the discussion on scientific texts and historical sources. The texts should be examined with the intention of revealing the main, core argument, the intentions of the author and the strategies he or she follows. Moreover, the short written essays will help the students to learn how to formulate a scientific text.

Literature: We will read up to 50 pages of a scientific text in English or German for every session (journal paper, 1-2 chapters of a book or an article in an edited volume). Moreover, in some sessions small parts of historical sources will be examined.

Assessment and permitted materials

• Attendance (max. 2 absences)
• Active participation
• Reading of the Texts
• Regular short essays
• Literature search (one time): Search for 1-2 journal or edited volume articles about a case study and present a short summary in the respective session

Essays:
• Max. 5.000 character (with spaces)
• 1,5 spacing
• 12 font size
• Margins 2cm

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

A bibliography will be available at the start of the course in Moodle

Association in the course directory

BA: Neuzeit
BEd: Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte
Diplom UF: Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

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