MODERN HISTORY

Filosofia MODERN HISTORY

0312500238
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL HERITAGE
EQF6
PHILOSOPHY
2021/2022

YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2016
AUTUMN SEMESTER
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1260LESSONS
Objectives
THE COURSE AIMS TO ILLUSTRATE THE POLITICAL-INSTITUTIONAL, RELIGIOUS, AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN AGE FROM THE END OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD TO THE THRESHOLD OF INDUSTRIAL AND MASS SOCIETY. IN PARTICULAR, THE COURSE AIMS TO STIMULATE A REFLECTION ON THE BIRTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF MODERNITY THAT PROMOTED THE REDISCOVERY OF CLASSICAL VALUES, THE RIGHT TO POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE, THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE MODERN STATE AND THE FORMULATION OF THE RIGHTS OF CITIZENS AND PEOPLES.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES:

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION
THE STUDENT WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY:
- TO KNOW THE VARIOUS PHASES OF THE HISTORICAL PERIODIZATION OF THE MODERN AGE;
- TO KNOW THE PHASES OF THE POLITICAL, INSTITUTIONAL, RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF THE MODERN AGE;
- TO KNOW THE SPECIFIC METHODOLOGIES AND INSTRUMENTS OF THE HISTORICAL RESEARCH;
- TO UNDERSTAND THE PATHS, TIMES AND TOOLS OF MODERNITY ON THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL, SOCIOLOGICAL AND POLITICAL LEVEL.

ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND COMPREHENSION
THE STUDY OF THE DISCIPLINE WILL ALLOW THE STUDENT TO:
- CONTEXTUALIZE THE EVENTS OF THE MODERN AGE, ILLUSTRATE ITS INTERNAL RELATIONS, COMPARING THEM WITH OTHER ASPECTS OF CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION;
- APPLY THE METHODOLOGIES ACQUIRED TO ANALYZE CONTEMPORARY EVENTS IN RELATION TO THE KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORICAL EVENTS OF THE PAST;
- CRITICALLY COMPARE THE PATHS OF MODERNITY IN THE DIFFERENT EUROPEAN AND NON-EUROPEAN REALITIES DURING THE MODERN AGE.
Prerequisites
THE TEACHING HAS NO OTHER REQUISITE, IF NOT THE KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE BASIC CONTENTS WHICH ARE NORMALLY TRANSMITTED BY THE PROGRAMS OF THE HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS FIELD OF STUDIES.
Contents
IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EDUCATIONAL OFFER, THIS TEACHING AIMS TO PROMOTE A CRITICAL REFLECTION ON THE CONCEPT OF MODERNITY AND ON THE MAIN TOPICS OF THE MODERN AGE.

MAIN TOPICS OF THE LESSONS WILL BE:

1) DEFINITION OF MODERN HISTORY AND THE CONCEPT OF MODERNITY
2) THE 'BOUNDARIES' OF THE MODERN HISTORY. LATE MODERN HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
3) PATHS AND SYMBOLS OF THE MODERNITY
4) THE MODERN STATE
5) ANTHROPOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE OF THE MODERN AGE
6) FROM DISCOVERY TO CONQUEST: THE FIRST GLOBALISATION.
7) REINASSANCE AND MODERN STATE.
8) ITALY DURING THE WARS FOR EUROPEAN DOMINATION
9) THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
10) COUNTER-REFORMATION AND CATHOLIC REFORMATION
11) THE AGE OF PHILLIP II
12) SPANISH ITALY IN THE 16TH CENTURY
13) NON EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND THE MODERN WORLD
14) THE CRISIS OF THE 17TH CENTURY
15) ENGLAND AND THE NETHERLANDS IN THE 17TH CENTURY
16) ABSOLUTISM AND ANCIEN RÉGIME.
17) SCIENCE, CULTURE AND POLITICS IN THE 17TH CENTURY.
18) THE EUROPEAN WARS OF SUPREMACY
19) ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND CULTURE IN THE AGE OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT
20) THE REFORMS OF THE 18TH CENTURY
21) THE COLONIAL EXPANSION ANT THE WORLD BEYOND EUROPE.
22) THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
23) THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
24) THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
25) NAPOLEON AND THE BIRTH OF CONTEMPORARY EUROPE.


THE CONTENTS OF THE TEACHING CAN BE FOUND ALSO IN THE HANDBOOKS.
Teaching Methods
THIS TEACHING USES THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGIES:

- LESSONS WITH WIDE CONTENTS, WITH A FINAL DISCUSSION ON THE CENTRAL TOPICS OF THE LESSON.

- LESSONS TRANSMITTING MORE APPLICATIVE KNOWLEDGES AND WHICH ARE FOLLOWED BY EXERCISES AND PROBLEMS ON WHICH THE CLASS WORKS IN ORDER TO FIND SOLUTIONS.

- LECTURES BASED ON TEXTS, WITH THEIR ANALYSIS AND THE DISCUSSION BY THE WHOLE CLASS.
Verification of learning
THE EXAM CONSISTS OF AN ORAL EXAMINATION TO VERIFY THE STUDENT’S PREPARATION AND THE SUITABILITY TO USE THE SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE OF THE SUBJECT IN THE FIELD OF MODERN HISTORY. DURING THE INTERVIEW WILL BE EVALUATED THE ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN A CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS KNOWLEDGE OF CONTENT AND METHODOLOGICAL ACQUIRED.
Texts
1) A. MUSI, UN VIVAIO DI STORIA. L'EUROPA NEL MONDO MODERNO, BIBLION, MILANO, 2020.

2) G. GALASSO, PRIMA LEZIONE DI STORIA MODERNA, LATERZA, ROMA-BARI, LATEST EDITION AVAILABLE.
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