CONTEMPORARY HISTORY

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ / CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
CodeΕΜ31
FacultyEducation
SchoolPrimary Education
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMaria Repousi
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600017575

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Dīmotikīs Ekpaídeusīs (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses324

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600140985
Type of the Course
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The module is designed specifically for students of Primary Education and adjusted to their needs and interests, in connection with both the History Didactics and History Didactics with ICTs modules. For this reason, ICTs are used extensively during the module (Office, Ppt presentations, WWW, film etc.). This module therefore functions as a suggested teaching framework which makes extensive use of ICTs and historical sources analysis (mainly visual sources), as well as food for thought in relation to the teaching of history and the nature of historical knowledge in the digital 21st century context. The module’s aim is, among others, to develop skills of historical thinking and skills of media literacy, and historical media literacy in particular. By the end of this course students will be able to: - Have a global view of the important historical developments that have shaped the contemporary world. - Integrate national history in the major historical phenomena - See connections between what happens in the national or local context with developments in the European and world contexts. - Use sources of European and global history in order to enrich the material of Greek history they will be teaching in the Greek school, based on the current national curriculum.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Module contents: 1. End of 19th century- beginning of 20th century: European and World context. 2. Europe and the world on the eve of the First World War 3. World War I. 4. The Bolshevik Revolution. 5. Balkan Wars and the Minor Asia disaster. 6. The Interwar period. 7. World War II. 8. The Greek Civil War. 9. The Cold War. 10. The Cold War 2- world perspectives. 11. Social movements of the 1960s. 12. The collapse of socialism. 13. The post-colonial world and the challenges of the end of the 20th century.
Keywords
world history, contemporary history, historical literacy
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Podcast
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Description
New technologies are used throughout the course. Powerpoint presentations, video and audio clips and educational software are used during the lecture. Το communicate with students outside the classroom, email, the module’s page on Elearning, or videoconferences through Skype are used. Last, students are assessed formatively during the term by working in groups or individually on the module Wiki in the module’s page in Elearning. The summative assessment is completed by handing in their assignments either by email or through the relevant application in Elearning.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures401.3
Reading Assigment401.3
Written assigments401.3
Total1204
Student Assessment
Description
Students will be assessed on the basis of a group written assignment (circa 1,500 words) or video assignment (historical documentary, roughly 10 minutes long). The topics chosen must be related to issues of Contemporary World history. Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: 1. The causes of the Bolshevik Revolution. 2. Everyday life during the German occupation of Greece. 3. Representation of World War II in world cinema- comparative study etc.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Mazawer, M. (2009). Σκοτεινή ήπειρος: Ο ευρωπαϊκός εικοστός αιώνας, 4η Έκδοση, μετάφραση: Κώστας Κουρεμένος, Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια.
Additional bibliography for study
Bushkovitch, P. (2016). Ιστορία της Ρωσίας : Πολιτική, οικονομία, κοινωνία, θρησκεία, τέχνες και επιστήμες από τον 9ο αιώνα έως την περεστρόικα, μετάφραση Θάλεια Σπανού. Αθήνα : Αιώρα. Gerolymatos, Α. (2018). Εμφύλιος - Ελλάδα 1943-1949, ένας διεθνής πόλεμος. Αθήνα: Διόπτρα. Hobsbawm, E. J. (1999). Η εποχή των άκρων: Ο σύντομος εικοστός αιώνας 1914-1991, μετάφραση: Βασίλης Καπετανγιάννης, Αθήνα: Θεμέλιο. Howard, M. (2004). Ο πρώτος παγκόσμιος πόλεμος, μετάφραση Χρύσα Τσαλικίδου. Θεσσαλονίκη: Θύραθεν. Hobsbawm, E. J. (2000). Η εποχή των αυτοκρατοριών 1875-1914, μετάφραση: Κωστούλα Σκλαβενίτη, Αθήνα: Μορφωτικό Ίδρυμα Εθνικής Τραπέζης. Lieberman, B. (2013). The Holocaust and genocides in Europe. Bloomsbury. Mazawer, M. (2002). Τα Βαλκάνια. Αθήνα: Πατάκη. Nehring, Η. & , Berger, S. (2017). The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective : A Survey, Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave. Zinn, H. (2009). Ιστορία του λαού των Ηνωμένων πολιτειών. Αθήνα: Αιώρα. Κωστής, Κ. (2018). Τα κακομαθημένα παιδιά της ιστορίας. H διαμόρφωση του Νεοελληνικού κράτους 18ος-21ος αιώνας. Αθήνα: Πατάκης.
Last Update
01-04-2019