History of the Contemporary Period

Course Code :1012FLWGES
Study domain:History
Bi-anuall course:Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Hilde Greefs

3. Course contents *

The course aims to provide knowledge and insights into the principal developments in Western societies from the mid-18th century to the end of the Second World War. It is structured around the main political, economic, social and cultural transitions and transformations in European societies after 1750, which are often considered as characteristic for the emergence of a 'modern' society. The course, however, critizises this 'modernisation paradigm' by highlighting continuities and discontinuities and by placing the West-European society in a broader (and more global) comparative perspective.

Two contact moments (of two hour) are dedicated to an in-depth study of articles (in English or French). Students prepare an essay (which has to be posted on Blackbourd) and is part of the evaluation.