International History of the Modern World

A.Y. 2019/2020
9
Max ECTS
60
Overall hours
SSD
M-STO/02
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The course aims to propose the theme of the American Revolution as a central moment for the development of the revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The aim is to offer intellectual elements of international history, in addition to the guidelines and related historiographic languages.
Expected learning outcomes
The course aims to introduce students to the historiographical reflections on international history of the early-modern period, with a particular focus on the revolutions that developed between the two sides of the Atlantic at the end of the 18th century. Students will be encouraged to use published and unpublished sources and printed and online bibliographic tools. At the end of the course, the students will have a general overview of the content of the history of the revolutionary events in America and those which looked back to the example of1776, on the basis of the lessons or texts indicated. In addition, they should have a degree of knowledge of the lexicon associated with the discipline and will have acquired the critical tools of study and analysis to be used on the texts indicated in the program. They will also have the ability to expound upon the acquired knowledge neatly and with proper language.
Students opting not to attend the lessons will be able to make use of the educational tools provided by the instructor on Ariel, deepen their knowledge of main topics through special readings with the agreement with the instructor, and of course contact the instructor either by e-mail and during office hours.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
Title of the course The American Revolution: a Transatlantic History

Module 1 Interpreting the American Revolution
Module 2 The American Revolution : a continental History
Module 3 The American Revolution : an intercontinental History
Prerequisites for admission
Having passed an exam in Modern History or in History of the Enlightenment and of the Age of Revolutions is a specific requirement different from those requested for the admission to the MA degree in historical science
Teaching methods
Attendance to classes is strongly recommended although not compulsory. The teaching is delivered through frontal lectures aimed primarily at the acquisition of knowledge, competence and specific language of the subject. Discussion with the teacher in the classroom is integrant part of the didactic method and aims at promoting a critical attitude and the capacity to apply the acquired competence and knowledge.
The teaching is also based on didactic and multimedia material provided on Ariel.
In addition to frontal lectures, team works and/or individual presentations are envisaged
Teaching Resources
Attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1 and 2)
Knowledge of both of the following volumes
1. A. Taylor, Rivoluzioni americane. Una storia continentale, 1750-1804, Torino, Einaudi, 2017
2. J. Israel, Il grande incendio. Come la rivoluzione americana conquistò il mondo, 1775-1848, Torino, Einaudi, 2018, namely pages 255-539

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the topics taught in lectures (modules 1, 2, 3)
Knowledge of both the following volumes:
1. A. Taylor, Rivoluzioni americane. Una storia continentale, 1750-1804, Torino, Einaudi, 2017
2. J. Israel, Il grande incendio. Come la rivoluzione americana conquistò il mondo, 1775-1848, Torino, Einaudi, 2018
Non-attending students:
- Programme for 6 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volumes:
1. T. Bonazzi, La rivoluzione americana, Bologna, il Mulino 2018.
2. 1. A. Taylor, Rivoluzioni americane. Una storia continentale, 1750-1804, Torino, Einaudi, 2017
3. J. Israel, Il grande incendio. Come la rivoluzione americana conquistò il mondo, 1775-1848, Torino, Einaudi, 2018, namely pages 255-539.

- Programme for 9 cfu:
Knowledge of the following volumes:
1. T. Bonazzi, La rivoluzione americana, Bologna, il Mulino 2018.
2. 1. A. Taylor, Rivoluzioni americane. Una storia continentale, 1750-1804, Torino, Einaudi, 2017
3. J. Israel, Il grande incendio. Come la rivoluzione americana conquistò il mondo, 1775-1848, Torino, Einaudi, 2018.

International and Erasmus students are invited to promptly get in touch with the professor in order to arrange a reading plan (available in English and French) for exam preparation.
Assessment methods and Criteria
- Method: oral exam
- Type of examination: oral interrogation
- Evaluation criteria: capacity to demonstrate and elaborate knowledge; capacity for critical reflection on the completed work; quality of exposition, competence in the use of specialised lexicon, efficacy, clarity.
- Type of evaluation method: mark in 30s
- Method of communication of the assessment results of mid-term evaluation: Ariel site
The format of the exam for students with disabilities should be arranged in advance with the professor, as well as the relevant office.
Unita' didattica A
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica B
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours
Unita' didattica C
M-STO/02 - MODERN HISTORY - University credits: 3
Lessons: 20 hours