Checking date: 19/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Contemporary history and tourism
Bachelor in Tourism (Plan: 381 - Estudio: 209)

Coordinating teacher: RIBAGORDA ESTEBAN, ALVARO

Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Contemporary History (High School)
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. The Emergence of Liberal Society and Industrial Economy -History at Great Museums, Industrial Cities, Imperial and Revolutionary Paris. II. The Age of Progress and Imperialism - Victorian London, Haussmann's Paris, Imperial Washington, Vienna end of the century. III. The Crisis of Liberalism -War stages, Soviet Russia, Great Manhattan, Germany between two wars. IV. The Bipolar World -Berlin divided, Modern Cities. V. Neoliberalism and Technological Revolution -New places, forms of leisure and sociability.
Learning activities and methodology
The course is developed through theoretical and practical classes. In the first case, classes are held in the form of master classes, while the practical classes will be based on reading and analysis of texts or other significant materials selected for the time and circumstances under study. In addition, students shall be asked questions and problems about the texts and other sources whose resolution will have to implement the competencies to be developed: ability to summarize, critical analysis, ability to understand the complexity of historical phenomena and to know recognize the local and global nature of the processes studied. Therefore, in the case of practical classes, you are looking for an active learning method, in which the student is involved in their own learning and participate in it. Students receive information, but should also look for it, and so we will provide the resources and sources where to find it, study independently and use it to solve the problems. The lectures organized materials to adapt to the knowledge that is intended to get students and their expectations, transmit structured information and provide students with skills which will be difficult to obtain from other sources. For its part, the practical classes alternate short activities of classroom work (lectures and short exercises and discussions) with larger tasks which require a work also outside the classroom: reading books or articles apointed by profesor, tutoring assistance, use of resources library and reference search. In support, in practical classes visual resources and other forms of exposure shall be used. A deep vision of the knowledge of contemporary history will be provided as a basis for knowledge of current societies, at the same time that the student will be made aware of the importance of knowledge of contemporary history for their professional development in tourism, and their creativity will be encouraged through practical work on this topic.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • BLANNING, Timothy (Ed.): . The Oxford History of Modern Europe. Oxford University Press. 2000
  • HOBSBAWM, Eric: . The Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914-1991. Penguin. 1994
  • MASON, David S.. A Concise History of Modern Europe. Liberty, Equality, Solidarity. . Rowman. 2004
Additional Bibliography
  • BARANOWSKI, Shelley y FULOUGH, Ellen (eds.):. Being Elsewhere. Tourism, Consumer, Culture and Identity in Modern Europe and North America. University of Michigan Press. 2001
  • ZUELOW, Eric: . A History of Modern Tourism.. Palgrave. 2015

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.