World History 1800-present

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    World History 1800-present

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    World History 500-1800 is obligatory.

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To understand the complexity of globalization processes from approximately 1.800 to the present. To acquiring knowledge from an Engels handbook. To acquire knowledge of the Global History themes in historical research. Doing research on a specific topic based on scientific literature.

    The discipline of Global History (GH) is a response to increasing awareness of the growing interconnectedness of the various regions of the world, as a result of the circulation of people, goods and ideas. GH has in the last two decades developed into a strong international, dynamic and productive discipline in the field of history research and education. The focus of this discipline is the deep underlying material and sociocultural structural changes, which shaped the human experience. It is a form of Meta History; a historical narrative that puts events, phenomena and processes in a broad context. Characteristic of this historical approach is that it does not focus specifically on civilizations and nation states, but on processes, whereby thematic research is focused on comparisons and differences within and between the regions of the world. GH is non-Eurocentric, because all units of study are treated equally, as such non-Western concepts and local knowledge are included.

    Lectures, handbook training, discussion, and assignments.

    The written exam is only a part of the final grade for this course. The other part is the paper. The two partial grades do not compensate each other. For both a minimum of 6.0 is required.The written examination (50%) and the paper (50%) of the final grade. For both a minimum of 6.0 is required.

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