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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE19108769, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0599, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MODERN HISTORY
Department of reference Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIOVANNI SILVANO M-STO/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines M-STO/02 Modern History 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/09/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 Commissioni a.a. 2019-2020 01/10/2019 30/11/2020 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FEOLA VITTORIA (Membro Effettivo)
SAVIO ANDREA (Supplente)
1 commissioni a.a. 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 SILVANO GIOVANNI (Presidente)
FEOLA VITTORIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Students with no prior knowledge of early modern history may take the course.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims to:
1) foster students' knowledge of the main events and processes of the early modern worlds (16th-19th centuries)
2) focus on some key developments of the scientific revolution
3) develop the ability to situate events and processes in the right chronological order while analysing their interconnexions
4) develop the ability to find the early modern roots of present debates about modern science
Examination methods: A written paper on course contents and an oral exam on the textbooks.
Assessment criteria: Students will be tested for:
1) their knowledge of the themes covered in class and analysed in the texbooks
2) knowledge and comprehension of concepts and methods relating to the scientific revolution
3) the ability to apply newly-acquired knowledge in an autonomous way
4) the ability to reason in a logical way, to build a critical argument, to answer questions in a critically constructive and pertinent way
Course unit contents: The course will focus on the following topics:
1) major early modern history themes, such as the birth of the modern state and the rise of empirical observation
2) the scientific revolution
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures with students' active participation.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Clericuzio, Antonio, <<La >>macchina del mondoteorie e pratiche scientifiche dal Rinascimento a NewtonAntonio Clericuzio. Roma: Carocci, 2005. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Spini, Giorgio; Verga, Marcello, Storia modernaGiorgio Spinia cura di Marcello Verga. Torino: UTET, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • N. Bortoletto G. Silvano, Croce Rossa Italiana e welfare dal 1914 al 1927. Esperienze di interventismo umanitario. Pisa: Edizioni ETS, 2018. Cerca nel catalogo

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Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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