INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY EUROPE

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΝΕΟΤΕΡΗΣ ΚΑΙ ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗΣ ΕΠΟΧΗΣ / INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY EUROPE
CodeΙΝΧ151
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019192

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2020-2021

Registered students: 196
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600250794
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Students are expected to • understand the basic characteristics of the field/period • become familiar with the time frames, turning-points and sub-periods of the field and understand the related scholarly debates over the pertinent issues • become familiar with the terminology of the field • know the scholars who developed the field and shaped its evolution • know the auxiliary disciplines that serve the field.
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course offers an introduction of modern and contemporary history, with an emphasis on European history. It covers the period from the end of the Middle Ages till the end of the Cold War. The course aims to provide students with an understanding of the main characteristics of the period, its breaks and continuities, allowing students to acquaint themselves with important developments in the areas of politics, society, economy and culture. 1. Introduction 2. Europe from Middle Ages to Modern Era: Renaissance, Reformation, Discoveries. 3. Early Modern Europe: politics, society, economy, culture. 4. The French Revolution and its legacy 5. The Industrial Revolution: economy, society and culture of the 19th century 6. Political transformation in 19th century Europe: revolutions, reforms, ideologies. 7. Nations and international relations, 1815-1914 8. America, Asia and Africa from the Era of Discoveries to the 20th century 9. The First World War: origins, main characteristics, consequences 10. The Interwar period 11. The Second World War: origins, main characteristics, consequences 12. The Cold War and the Decolonisation 13. Conclusions and discussion
Keywords
Modern, contemporary, periodization, Europe, World
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
Power-Point and the AUTH e-leaning platform will be used. Communication through e-mails.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures65
Reading Assigment82.5
Exams2.5
Total150
Student Assessment
Description
Written exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Roberts, J. M., Παγκόσμια ιστορία (μτφρ. Ντ. Τριανταφυλλοπούλου), Β΄ τόμος, Αθήνα: Οδυσσέας, 2002.
Additional bibliography for study
• Bernstein, S. – Milza, P., Ιστορία της Ευρώπης (μτφρ. Α. Δημητρακόπουλος, Μ. Κοκολάκης), 3 τόμοι, Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια, 1997. • Burns, Ε., Ευρωπαϊκή ιστορία, Ο δυτικός πολιτισμός: Νεότεροι Χρόνοι (μτφρ. Τ. Δαρβέρης), Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο, 2006. • Blainey, G., Συνοπτική ιστορία του κόσμου (μτφρ. Γ. Περαντωνάκης), Αθήνα: Φυτράκης Α.Ε., 2008. • Braudel, F., Γραμματική των πολιτισμών (μτφρ. Α. Aλεξάκης), Αθήνα: ΜΙΕΤ, 2001. • Davies, N., Ιστορία της Ευρώπης, 2 τ. (μτφρ. Π. Μαρκέτου, Ι. Πεντάζου), Αθήνα: Νεφέλη, 2009-2010. • Miller Stuart, T., Νεότερη και Σύγχρονη Ευρωπαϊκή Ιστορία, Gutenberg, Αθήνα 2018. • Parker, G., The World: An Illustrated History, London: Times Books, 1988.
Last Update
16-04-2020