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070177 VO Introduction to Global History (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The lectures take place hybrid at times indicated above: [e.g., lecture on-site in the lecture hall and live streaming/recording via video conference tool (Collaborate via Moodle)]. Registration via Moodle is required to attend on and off-site lectures. If the general conditions change due to Covid-19 we will switch the lecture class to online mode.

Wednesday 07.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 14.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 21.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 28.10. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 04.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 11.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 18.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 25.11. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 02.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 09.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 16.12. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 13.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5
Wednesday 20.01. 18:30 - 20:00 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 5 Tiefparterre Hauptgebäude Stiege 9 Hof 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

„Global Chains and Networks. Global Division of Agency in Contemporary History"
Recent events triggered by the pandemic COVID-19 have once again highlighted the potential and limits of the division of labor in global affairs. Chains of production and commerce allow for economical processes and higher profits for international companies but fail to account for ecological costs. While institutions of global cooperation such as the WHO clash with national interests and nationalistic impulses, states and supranational entities like the EU realize that they have lost key elements of sovereignty in the supply of essential goods like medicine or technology.
This course explains the historical development of the global division of labor and other forms of the human agency since early modernity, yet mostly focussing on the acceleration of this process in the Twentieth Century. We will scrutinize both the conceptual backgrounds (liberalism, socialism, internationalism) and key examples (chains of production and commerce; flows of capital; approaches to global governance; transnational social networks). Our aim is to provide students with an understanding of how these global structures of the present have come to exist and which alternative paths were part of this history.
Weekly teaching units on a specific topic are held in the lecture hall and available through streaming.

Preliminary Schedule
07.10. Introduction to the course Martina Kaller and
Berthold Molden
14.10. Colonialism and global structures of the present
Katerina Brezinova
21.10. Extractivism Friederike Habermann
28.10. Global Commodity Chains Andrea Komlosy
04.11. A Global History of Chewing Gum Martina Kaller
11.11. Division of Labor in Global Governance Berthold Molden
18.11. Combat Food Supply Martina Kaller
25.11. War as interruption of global chains Berthold Molden
02.12. Chains in Intellectual Global History? David Mayer (tbc)
09.12. Migration and Global Production Chains
Annemarie Steidl (tbc)
16.12. Liberal and neoliberal theory Berthold Molden
13.01. Neoliberal Networks Karin Fischer
20.01. Biological Imperialism Martina Kaller
27.01. First Deadline for all assessments

Assessment and permitted materials

All written partial performances to be uploaded to Moodle are checked with the plagiarism software Turnitin. The performance assessment is based on several smaller written exercises (answering questions on lectures): the most 100 points.
For a positive evaluation of the course, 60 points are the minimum, and the written assignments must be graded positively:
1 (very good) 100-90 points
2 (good) 89-81 points
3 (satisfactory) 80-71 points
4 (sufficient) 70-60 points
5 (not sufficient) 59-0 points

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

60 points of the examination questions must be answered correctly to be graded with a positive mark.

Examination topics

All contents covered in the course. Supporting learning materials are available on Moodle.

Reading list

To be announced on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies (Version 2019): PM 1 (5 ECTS).
MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies (Version 2008): APM Grundlagen der Globalgeschichte (3 ECTS)
MA Geschichte: Einführung in den Schwerpunkt Globalgeschichte (5 ECTS)

Last modified: Th 01.07.2021 18:27