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Code 1409
Course Introduction to Modern and Contemporary History
Semester First and Second
ECTS Credit Units 4
Course taught in English Yes
Available for Exchange Students Yes
Requirements N/A
Regents Luciano Amaral
Course Aim The purpose of this course is to give a general perspective on the formation of the contemporary world. In order to do so the course starts by studying the moment of planetary opening known as the Discoveries. Then it studies the main institutional and economic characteristics of Europe’s Ancien Régime and its destruction by the Liberal revolutions of the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. The course proceeds by analyzing the expansion of Liberal ideas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well as their crisis in the twentieth century. In order to do so it studies the two world wars and the challenges posed by Communism and Fascism. The course ends by an analysis of the prosperity process that is a main feature of the contemporary Western world, connecting it with globalization.
Program content
  1. Expansion
  2. Ancien Regime
  3. Liberty
  4. From Napoleon to 1848
  5. Empire
  6. Total war
  7. Democracy and totalitarianisms
  8. Prosperity
  9. Crises
  10. Equality
  11. Globalization