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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
Course unit
LE19108769, A.A. 2019/20

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

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
LE0599, Degree course structure A.Y. 2008/09, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2008 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 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 world (16th-19th centuries);
2) focus on some key constitutional documents;
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 human rights.
Examination methods: The first exam session is written or oral. All other exam sessions are oral.
Assessment criteria: It will be evaluated:
1) knowledge of the topics covered in the course;
2) knowledge and understanding of the proposed concepts and methods;
3) the ability to apply this knowledge autonomously and knowingly;
4) logical-argumentative abilities, that is the relevance of answers with respect to questions, the ability to construct one's own pertinent, clear, effective and personal critical discourse.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on the main themes of modern history.
Geographical discoveries;
Ancient regime society;
Political and religious conflicts in Europe until 1648;
Ancient Italian states;
Scientific revolution;
English revolutions;
France and Europe of Louis XIV;
Spanish, Polish and Austrian successions;
Enlightenment and reforms;
American Revolution;
Industrial Revolution;
French Revolution;
Napoleonic age.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The frontal lessons alternate with studies in deep whose responsability falls on students.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Spini, Giorgio; Verga, Marcello, Storia modernaGiorgio Spinia cura di Marcello Verga. Torino: UTET, 2016. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rossi, Paolo, <<La >>nascita della scienza moderna in EuropaPaolo Rossi. Roma \etc.!: GLF editori Laterza, 2000. Cerca nel catalogo