The World in the Twentieth Century
Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2004
The World in the Twentieth Century provides students with a broad base of knowledge on events and issues shaping the world during the twentieth century, under the themes of global interrelations, notions of identity, the rise of mass societies and environmental issues. It focuses on developments in all continents, rejecting a Europe or United States-centric approach. The course consists of lectures and tutorials, and assessment takes the form of essays and a test.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. Display understanding of the major facets of twentieth-century world history.
2. Display the ability to reflect on the issues presented in the course, and their possible interpretations.
3. Display the ability to bring their historial knowledge to bear upon the understanding of present-day issues.
4. Show evidence of critical analysis of primary documents, careful reading of secondary sources, as well as the ability to conduct independent research and to write clearly and accurately.
. Introduction. Themes in world history
. First section. Colonies, colonial powers and the First World War.
. Second section. Africa, Asia and South-America: struggles for national independence.
. Third section. World War II and the Cold War: rival superpowers.
. Final section. Current issues: globalisation and development.
This course supplements the offerings in history at first year level. It does not affect offerings in other faculties or schools.
Modes of Delivery
Email Discussion Group
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 weeks