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853-0725-00L  History Part One: Europe (The Cradle of Modernity, Britain ca. 1789-1939)

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersH. Fischer-Tiné
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman

Catalogue data

AbstractUsing the concrete example of Britain, the "cradle of modernity", this lecture offers a survey and analysis of the crucial historical transformations that engendered "modernity" in Europe from the late 18th to the mid 20th centuries.
ObjectiveAt the end of this lecture course, students can: (a) highlight the most important changes in the "long nineteenth century" in Europe (b) explain their long-term effects; and (c) relate these changes to global developments.
ContentThe thematic foci include: the economic and social consequences of the industrial revolution, the genesis of political ideologies and social movements, shifts in gender roles, colonialism and imperialism, as well as the emergence of consumerism and a "leisure society."
Lecture notesPower Point Slides and sources will be made available at POLYBOX in the course of the semester.
LiteratureMandatory and further reading will be listed on course plan that is made available before the first session.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 853-0726-00L History II: Global (Anti-Imperialism and Decolonisation, 1905-1975) (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Programme in Public Policy (Armed Forces Officers) 2010; Version 31.10.2017 (Block 2)
ECTS credits6 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersH. Fischer-Tiné
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationschriftl. Zusammenfassung von zwei Pflichtlektüren im Umfang von je 500 - 700 Wörtern.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

Learning materials

Main linkGeschichte I: Europa - Ilias-Ablage
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853-0725-00 VGeschichte I: Europa2 hrs
Wed13-15NO C 60 »
H. Fischer-Tiné


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GESS Science in PerspectiveHistoryWInformation
GESS Science in PerspectiveD-MAVTWInformation
Public Policy BachelorExamination Block 2OInformation