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070331 KU Theories, Sources and Methods of Global History (2017W)

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 12.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 19.10. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 09.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 16.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 23.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 30.11. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 07.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 14.12. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 11.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 18.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Thursday 25.01. 18:00 - 19:30 Seminarraum 7 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course will introduce students to different theories, sources, methods and approaches in global history, covering a broad spectrum of geographical areas and historical periods. The diverse, interdisciplinary literature treated in the seminar offers distinctive – sometimes opposing – angles on specific historical topics.
In the course of the semester students will acquire general knowledge of current topics in global history, improve their reading skills and comprehension, develop their debating skills and lower their reluctance to discuss theoretic concepts.

Thematic sessions:
World-systems theory
Inequality and Great Divergence
Ecology
Food and consumption
Empire, trade and labor

Assessment and permitted materials

Each student has to pick a book from the reading list in the first session, which he/she has to present and discuss with the fellow students in the respective thematic session. In addition to the presentation, students must compose a critical review.
Beside the general reading assignment, students have to prepare one related article for each class and write a one-page reaction paper. The central arguments, theories and approaches presented in the literature discussed during class constitute the material for the final examination held in the last week of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list


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