00932 - Contemporary History (A-L)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes


Course contents

This course is restricted to students Students of Contemporary History - corso di laurea triennale in Lettere e Filosofia (family name starting with A -L).

Students have already studied modern and contemporary history in the secondary school.

First module (Prof. Marchi)

Vienna Congress and the new world order

1848 and People’s Spring

New nations and new states: the Italian and German cases

Bismarck’s Europe

Power politics and colonialism

From Belle Epoque to World War I

Versailles and the new world order

The crisis of the liberal systems during the ‘20s and the ‘30s

The crisis of the world order and World War II

Second module (Prof. Brizzi)

World War II effects and the start of Cold war

Destalinization and Suez crisis

Italy from fascist fall till 1948 elections

Italy from centrism to center-left governments

Europe in the age of prosperity

The international political system in the ‘70s and the Oil crisis

Italy, domestic terrorism and the crisis of the “Repubblica dei partiti”

Gorbacev, Reagan and the end of Cold War

A new multipolar order?


Readings/Bibliography

Program for attending students:

- Lessons

- Raffaele Romanelli, Ottocento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014 o edizioni seguenti

- Raffaele Romanelli, Novecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015 o edizioni seguenti

 Program for non attending students:

- Raffaele Romanelli, Ottocento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2014 o edizioni seguenti

- Raffaele Romanelli, Novecento, Bologna, Il Mulino, 2015 o edizioni seguenti

- Paolo Pombeni (a cura di), Storia dei partiti italiani dal 1848 a oggi, Il Mulino, 2016.


Teaching methods

30 two hours classes

Official language: Italian

 

Assessment methods

Attending students: the exam consists of two written tests on the contents of the lectures and the texts required by the program (see previous section), in order to evaluate the knowledge and critical abilities of students and their ability to analyze fundamental phenomena of the contemporary world.

Both written tests will be held at the end of each module.

The tests include 10 open questions of 3 points each.

Non-attending students: the exam consists of a single written test on the entire examination program.

The test includes 15 open questions of 2 points each.

 

Through in-depth knowledge of the topics covered in the course, together with analytical and critical skills and command of the specific language, will qualify for top marks (30-30L).

A good grasp of the topics covered in the course, together with good critical analysis and command of the specific language, will qualify for high marks (27-29).

A more mechanical and less articulate grasp, and/or correct use of language though not always appropriate, will qualify for a medium-range mark (23-26).

Weak analytical capacity and frequently inappropriate language – together with some knowledge of exam material – will receive a pass mark or little more (18-22).



Teaching tools

Power Point

Office hours

See the website of Riccardo Brizzi

See the website of Michele Marchi