GENERAL OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE
This course, based on two different parts, theory and practice, covers all the relevant political, economic, and social aspects of World History since 1500. Theory sessions will be complemented with the analysis of selected texts and other sort of activities.
33% oral participation in class
33% taskwork and tests
34% final exam/presentation
INTRODUCTION: Introduction and presentation of the course. General guidelines of work and approaches. A wide general overview of History since 1500.
SECTION 1. THE EXPANSION OF THE FIRST EUROPEAN EMPIRES
1. Europe under the new Humanist thought
2. Colonies and Empires. The European expansionism
SECTION 2. THE AGE OF THE REVOLUTIONS
3. The First Industrial Revolution
4. Political revolutions
5. The Second Industrial Revolution
SECTION 3. THE END OF THE EUROPEAN'S WORLD
6. World War I
7. The period between wars
8. World War II
9. Post-war global situation
10. New technologies and globalization: the Third Industrial Revolution
ROBERTS, J.M. The New Penguin History of the World. Penguin Books;
NOONAN, Theresa C. Document-Based Assessment for Global History Classes (Document-Based Assessment Activities for History). Walch;
STAVRIANOS, Leften. A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century. Prentice Hall; CRAIG, Albert M. Heritage of World Civilizations: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition. Prentice Hall.