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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
MODERN LANGUAGES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION
Course unit
MODERN HISTORY
LE19108769, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
MODERN LANGUAGES FOR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATION AND COOPERATION
IF0314, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2017/18
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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 Linguistic and Literary Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scienzeumane/course/view.php?idnumber=2017-IF0314-000ZZ-2017-LE19108769-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ANDREA CARACAUSI M-STO/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
LE25108769 MODERN HISTORY ANDREA CARACAUSI SU2294

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 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

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

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 1617 01/10/2016 30/11/2017 CARACAUSI ANDREA (Presidente)
VIGGIANO ALFREDO (Membro Effettivo)
IVETIC EGIDIO (Supplente)
VIANELLO FRANCESCO MARIA (Supplente)
1 1718 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 CARACAUSI ANDREA (Presidente)
VIGGIANO ALFREDO (Membro Effettivo)
IVETIC EGIDIO (Supplente)
VIANELLO FRANCESCO MARIA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required, but availability and interest to learn.
Target skills and knowledge: The students will acquire knowledge of the historical diversity of the European and extra-European societies through the main themes of the early modern times.
This body of knowledge will be functional to understand present societies, avoiding teleological interpretations. Time and spatial frame will be privileged as well as global and long term perspectives.
Examination methods: Attending students
* 6 CFU written exam (3 open questions on the topics)
* 9 CFU written exam (3 open questions on the topics and one open question on the topics on the Great Divergence discussed in class)

Non attending students
* 6 CFU: written exam (3 open questions based on the compulsory texts)
* 9 CFU: written exam (4 open questions based on the compulsory texts)
Assessment criteria: The exam will be evaluated on the basis of the relevance and completeness of the answers and the ability to understand the proposed topics.
The students will be expected to focus on the spatial and temporal coordinates; on the cultural, social or economic elements; on the continuities and changes of the main discussed topics.
Course unit contents: Which was the impact of the first ‘early modern’ globalization? How did early modern societies fabricate gender relations? How did global divergences took place?

This course deals with these and other questions, analyzing the main topics with respect to the European and extra-European societies and showing differences and similarities among the various cultures.

The first two modules (6 CFU – 42 hours) will analyze these topics :

• Globalization
• Power
• Market
• Gender

The third module (21 hours, 3 CFU) will focus on the

• Global Divergences
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lecture with use of power-points, images, sources and graphs.
The presentations will be available on the e-learning space. Additional readings (also in English, French, Spanish) will be provided for those students who are interested.
Guide-lines and questions will be available in order to prepare the final examination.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Attending students:
• 6 CFU: notes, power-point, textbook - only the topic discussed in class
• 9 CFU: notes, power-point, textbook and J. Goldstone (only the topics discussed in class).

Non attending students:
• 6 CFU: the textbook (Wiesner or Gullino-Muto-Sabbatini-Caracausi) and the volume of P. Prodi, La storia moderna.
• 9 CFU: the textbook (Wiesner or Gullino-Muto-Sabbatini-Caracausi) and the volume of P. Prodi, La storia moderna and the volume of Charles H. Parker, Relazioni globali nell'età moderna, 1400-1800 Bologna Il mulino, 2012.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • G. Gullino - G. Muto - R. Sabbatini - A. Caracausi, Storia moderna. Manuale per l'Università. Napoli: Edises, 2014. Per i frequentanti solo i capitoli affrontati a lezione, per i non frequentanti tutti i capitoli. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Wiesner-Hanks, Merry E., Early Modern Europe, 1450-1789. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. In alternativa a Gullino et al. Per i frequentanti solo i capitoli affrontati a lezione, per i non frequentanti tutti i capitoli. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Prodi, Paolo, La Storia Moderna. Bologna: il Mulino, 2005. Solo per i non frequentanti (sia da 6 che da 9 CFU) Cerca nel catalogo
  • Goldstone, Jack A., Perché l'Europa?l'ascesa dell'Occidente nella storia mondiale 1500-1850Jack A. Goldstone. Bologna: il Mulino, 2010. Solo per l'esame da 9 CFU e solo per frequentanti. Solo i capitoli indicati a lezione. Il volume è disponibile anche in inglese e francese Cerca nel catalogo
  • Parker, Charles H., Relazioni globali nell'età moderna, 1400-1800. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2012. Solo per l'esame da 9 CFU e solo per NON frequentanti. Il volume è disponibile anche in inglese. Cerca nel catalogo