Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
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.
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.
Lectures in the English language.
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Assignments and final exam. Class participation is mandatory (80%).
First year completed..
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