General History

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    General History

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Knowledge and insight in the development of world history and civilizations from antiquity to the present day from a cultural, religious, political, economic and social perspectives. Acquire basic knowledge necessary for a better understanding of the historical background of different civilizations and their interacting.

    COURSE CONTENT
    The course 'general history offers a brief orientation in global history, its general trends from the Antiquity to the present, and its current methods and historiography. The course focuses on the main trends in the history of civilzations all over the world and deliberatedly avoids an European centred world view. Working from the heritage available in Dutch museums the lectures illucidates what we know and what we don't know of our common past. We approach world history by looking at the world of Antiquity, world religions, cultural and scientific history, political, social and economic history and world history from a anthropological perspective.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures in the English language.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Assignments and final exam. Class participation is mandatory (80%).

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    First year completed..

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