World History 500-1800

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    World History 500-1800

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    To understand the complexity of the historical process of globalization from approximately 1000 to 1850. Acquiring knowledge from and the use of an Engels handbook. Acquire knowledge of global and world history in historical research. Getting acqauinted with scientific literature concerning world history.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Studying global and world history is a response to increasing awareness of the growing interconnectedness of the various regions of the world, as a result of the circulation of people, goods and ideas. In the last two decades it has developed into a strong international, dynamic and productive discipline in the field of history research and education.  The focus of this discipline are the deep underlying material and sociocultural structural changes, which shaped the human experience. It is a form of Meta History; a historical narrative that puts events, phenomena and processes in a broad context. Characteristic of this historical approach is that it does not focus specifically on civilizations and nation states, but on processes, whereby thematic research is focused on comparisons and differences within and between the regions of the world. The course World History is non-Eurocentric, because all Units of study are treated equally, as such non-Western concepts and local knowledge are included. The first-year programm (from c.1000 to c.1850) provides background knowledge for this course.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Lectures, handbook training, discussion, and assignments.

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Assignments (25%) and written exam (75%).

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