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CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
STORIA CONTEMPORANEA

A.Y. Credits
2020/2021 8
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Barbara Montesi Always after classes and by appointment
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language English
This course is entirely taught in Italian. Study materials can be provided in the foreign language and the final exam can be taken in the foreign language.

Assigned to the Degree Course

Foreign Languages and Cultures (L-11)
Curriculum: LINGUISTICO AZIENDALE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

Through an approach to the cultural history and historiography related to the 20th century, the course provides students with the skills to understand and critically reflect on the contemporary socio-cultural and economic processes. It also focuses on the public use of history, with the aim of acquiring the skills of its critical reading.

Program

The course provides students with the skills to understand and critically reflect on the global socio-cultural and economic processes, through the knowledge of the use of the historiographical concept of mass consuption. The course focuses on the main topics of the history of 20th century. In particular the course addresses the issues related to the italian “economic boom” and the ideologies of market consuption, favoring the perspective of gender identity and subjectivity. 

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding: the student acquires the knowledge of the fundamental issues of the history of the twentieth century, and of the main historiographical interpretations

Applying knowledge and understanding: The student acquires the ability to interpret historical sources and apply them to a given historiographical framework

Making judgments: the student acquires critical skills that enable him to understand and evaluate in an autonomous way the stoirographic nodes and the texts that analyze them

Communication skills: the student understands and knows how to use the specialized language of the discipline.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Frontal lessons, support of multimedia materials. 

Interview with the teacher is recommended, through questions and requests for further investigation.

Attendance

The are no attendance requirements

Course books

Paolo Viola, Il Novecento, Einaudi, Torino 2000

Emanuela Scarpellini, L'Italia dei consumi. Dalla Belle Époque al nuovo millennio, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2014.

Assessment

Oral examination. The examination consists of a few questions (always three) on the study texts and the topics addressed during the lesson

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

The teacher is available for clarification, suggestions, explanations by email and, by appointment, also via skype.

Course books

Paolo Viola, Il Novecento, Einaudi, Torino 2000 

Emanuela Scarpellini, L'Italia dei consumi. Dalla Belle Époque al nuovo millennio, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2014.

Assessment

Oral examination. The examination consists of a few questions (always three) on the study texts and the topics addressed during the lesson

Notes

The student can request to sit the final exam in English with an alternative bibliography.

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