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070300 VO Introduction to Global History (2015W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 13.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 20.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 27.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 03.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 10.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 17.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 24.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 01.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 15.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 12.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 19.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7
Tuesday 26.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 42 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 7

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This class will consist in a lecture series supported by literature and it will provide a thematic introduction in approaches and topics of global history. Eric Vanhaute, World History: an introduction, will provide the main background reading, supplemented by several articles. There will be a written examination at the end of the lecture series covering the lectures plus the obligatory reading. After some introductory comments on global history and other forms of history a selection of topics will be discussed, with an emphasis on the early modern era and on comparisons and connections.

Topics discussed will be: the role of geography and agricultural systems in global history; the Columbian Exchange, voluntary and involuntary intercontinental migration, intercontinental trade and exchange, differing modes of production and economic systems, differing forms of political organization (state,nation and empire, plus empire building), knowledge systems, technology and science, and the Great Divergence.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam on the basis of classes, the book by Vanhaute and some extra literature that will be made available during class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To give an introduction into the way in which global historians do history by discussing their approaches, methods, controversies and results, when it comes to the early modern world.

Examination topics

A 'classic' lecture, in English

Reading list

Eric Vanhaute, World history. An introduction (Oxon and New York 2013) and some additional literature

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte&Global Studies: APM Grundlagen der Globalgeschichte (3 ECTS) | MA Geschichte. Einführung in den Schwerpunkt Globalgeschichte (5 ECTS)

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