Foundations of the modern world

Temelji sodobnega sveta

Course credits:

6.0 ECTS / 30 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Cirila Toplak

Type:

Required

Language:

Slovenian

Semester:

First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State

Short content

In a non-Eurocentrist and critical manner, the course Foundations of (Post)-Modernity addresses and interprets the key topics that determined the foundations of the contemporary world over the last 500 years, as follows: geographical »discoveries« and Western colonialism, the Enlightenment, the American revolution and development of the USA, the French revolution, evolution of Western bourgeois and industrial society, European imperialism, modern migrations, development of Far-East empires, World War I and the Bolshevik revolution, the Great Depression and European totalitarianizms, World War II and the Holocaust, Cold War, decolonization. The two main themes htroughout the course are (de)colonisation and revolution.

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