Academic year: 2022-23
Course: Foundation Course Humanities
Period: first semester
Number of hours: 48
Teacher(s): Elisa Tizzoni (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Language of instruction: English
This course aims to introduce students to long-term trends and significant events in Modern European history from 1789 (French Revolution) to 1989 (Fall of the Berlin Wall) and to prepare them for further study in European history.
By the end of the course, students will become familiar with historical methods and concepts and
will acquire a general knowledge of the major events and developments of European History in the
last two centuries.
Firstly, the course will provide a brief overview on the most relevant sources and approaches
available for research on Modern European history and will afford an insight into the multifaceted
concept of “Europe”. Then, the course will examine different dimensions and consequences of key
facts and long-term phenomena affecting society, politics, economy, culture and environment in
Europe from the late 18th century to the end of the 1980s.
Students will be provided with primary and secondary sources (including written documents, art, graphs, maps, and statistical information) and academic texts.
Powerpoint presentations, selected articles and sources provided by the Teacher
Attendance and participation (30%)
Final exam (70%).