Checking date: 14/06/2021


Course: 2022/2023

History of the today´s world
(13817)
Study: Bachelor in Humanities (213)


Coordinating teacher: HUGUET SANTOS, MONTSERRAT

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

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
The following book is recommended as background reading to the discussion: El Mundo Actual. Manual de Historia Universal¿ de Javier Tusell.
Objectives
El objetivo fundamental de la asignatura es que el alumno adquiera conocimientos y destrezas que le capaciten para analizar el pasado más reciente desde la perspectiva de la Historia del Mundo Actual (1945-). Si nos centramos en objetivos específicos, el alumno, tras cursar esta asignatura: - conocerá el contexto histórico tras la finalización de la II Guerra Mundial desde el punto de vista político, económico, social y cultural. - adquirirá una visión profunda y compleja de los problemas actuales y los que se van a presentar en un futuro cercano. - manejará distintas fuentes de memoria para el estudio de la Historia. Los alumnos aprenderán a analizar críticamente textos, crónicas, testimonios orales y, sobre todo, imágenes. - dispondrá de una visión transdisciplinar de la Historia.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
THE BIRTH OF THE CURRENT WORLD. 1945-1960 1 The postwar consensus and shared hegemony. 2. International society as a historical subject. 3. Genesis and models of Socialism 4. The consolidation of the Third World. THE WORLD REORDERING. 1945-1990 5.The techno-scientific acceleration. The nuclear challenge and the space race. 6. The techno-scientific acceleration. Health and welfare society. 7. Civil rights, gender and the environment. Activisms 8. Fragmentation and extremes at the end of the 20th century. OUR HISTORICAL PRESENT. 1990-2021 9. The information revolution and offshoring. 10. The reinvention of leadership and hegemony. 11. The geopolitics of the XXI century.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment

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