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CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
STORIA CONTEMPORANEA

A.Y. Credits
2021/2022 10
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Barbara Montesi Always after class or by appointment.
Teaching in foreign languages
Course with optional materials in a foreign language
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

Communication Sciences (L-20)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Date Time Classroom / Location
Date Time Classroom / Location

Learning Objectives

The course provides students with the skills to critically understand and think about facts, processes and interpretations of the twentieth century. It also recalls the problem of a public use of history, with the aim of acquiring critical reading skills of the phenomenon.

Program

The course provides students with the essential tools and knowledge to interpret the history of the twentieth century, through an analysis which takes into account the changes on the political, social, economic field, in lifestyle and attitude. Specifically, it addresses some central interpretive nodes such as totalitarianism, the development of Western democracies, the characteristics of the bipolar world, the great 'breaks' on international fronts, focusing on the perspective of the link between political history, social history and cultural history.

The course dedicates an in-depth study to the gender perspective through the analysis of the political militancy of a protagonist of the twentieth century like Teresa Noce and of the relationship between women and war in the Second World War.

Bridging Courses

No bridging courses.

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Students have to reach these goals:

1. Understanding of the main issues and problems relating to research methodology in contemporary history. Knowledge of the main tools to do scientific research in contemporary history. 

1.1. Students will attain this knowledge by participating in lectures and studying the scientific texts proposed by the teacher and discussed in the classroom.

2. Applying knowledge and understanding: students should consolidate skills and ability to define simple research projects and to deal with some typical problems.

2.1. Classroom discussions, tutorials, study of texts. 

3. Capacity of judgment: students should achieve criticism about the methods used in the most common empirical investigations.

4. Communication skills: discussion coordinated by the teacher on the course topics.

4.1. Development of opportunities for dialogue in the classroom.

5. Learning skills: development of critical skills, logic and problem analysis.

5.1. Classroom discussions, tutorials, study of texts

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

Supporting Activities

Video – Multimedia – Mixed media.


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Traditional lesson with the teacher teaching the whole class, seminars, conferences with external scholars, support of multimedia materials.

Attendance

There is no obligation to attend.

Course books

T. Detti e G. Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento (II volume), Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2017 (anche nell'edizione del 2002);
A. Tonelli, Nome di battaglia Estella. Teresa Noce, una donna comunista del Novecento, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2020;  
M. Ponzani, Guerra alle donne. Partigiane, vittime di stupro, amanti del nemico (1940-45), Torino, Einaudi, 2021 (anche nell’edizione 2012).

Assessment

The exam will be held through an individual interview based on textbooks suggested. The aim is to evaluate both student's comprehension of the content and his ability in reworking concepts and in argumenting. It is possible to present a written document on a topic agreed with the teacher. 

Excellent grades will be given in presence of: a good critical perspective and in depth study; knowing how to link among them the main subjects addressed during the course; the use of an appropriate language.

Good grades will be given in presence of:  good mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relatively good critical perspective and connection skills related to the treated topics; the use of appropriate language.

Sufficient grades will be given in presence of: the achievement of a minimal knowledge on the treated themes, even in presence of some gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

Negative grades will be given in presence of: a difficult orientation related to the treated topics; knowledge gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

The program is the same.

Attendance

There is no obligation to attend.

Course books

T. Detti e G. Gozzini, Storia contemporanea. Il Novecento (II volume), Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2017 (anche nell'edizione del 2002);
A. Tonelli, Nome di battaglia Estella. Teresa Noce, una donna comunista del Novecento, Firenze, Le Monnier, 2020;  
M. Ponzani, Guerra alle donne. Partigiane, vittime di stupro, amanti del nemico (1940-45), Torino, Einaudi, 2021 (anche nell’edizione 2012).

Assessment

The exam will be held through an individual interview based on textbooks suggested. The aim is to evaluate both student's comprehension of the content and his ability in reworking concepts and in argumenting. It is possible to present a written document on a topic agreed with the teacher. 

Excellent grades will be given in presence of: a good critical perspective and in depth study; knowing how to link among them the main subjects addressed during the course; the use of an appropriate language.

Good grades will be given in presence of:  good mnemonic knowledge of the contents; a relatively good critical perspective and connection skills related to the treated topics; the use of appropriate language.

Sufficient grades will be given in presence of: the achievement of a minimal knowledge on the treated themes, even in presence of some gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

Negative grades will be given in presence of: a difficult orientation related to the treated topics; knowledge gaps; the use of a not appropriate language.

Notes

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

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