1. The main objective of this course is that students acquire a body of basic knowledge, which will enable them to analyse the recent past of Modern and Contemporary History. A long-term perspective on the problems is an essential tool for the critical perception of today's world.
2. The acquired knowledge will qualify students to explain the complex implementation of civil, political and social rights in society, to reflect on the normality and specificities of the history of Europe in a world context and to acquire a deep and complex vision of the current problems of the european and, therefore, global society.
3. The students will assimilate a complete and detailed knowledge of the historical problems that will arise during the course. They will also learn to critically analyse texts, pictures and documentaries, understanding the deeper motivations of their creators and the specific interests that drive them.
4. Finally, the students will learn to apply the methods of analysis of the past to the historian's own present problems, which are a more specific field of study for the media specialist.