|Course code module||1BPSW-04|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
This course is a Bachelor 1 course. It is taught in Dutch.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
This course offers a critical reflection on our Westerns societies today by looking at social and political, but also economic and cultural evolutions in the past. The objective is to strenghten the historical knowledge and understanding of the students and, by offering a long-term perspective, to get more insight in the specific features of Westerns societies today.
3. Course content
In this course several topics of Western European history from 1500 to 2000 are being dealt with. It intends to obtain a clearer understanding of typical features of Western societies today by looking at the past. The focus will be on some long-term developments such as demographic evolutions (population change, the history of the family, migration), social stratification and inequality (by looking at the standard of living and consumption patterns), the process of state formation and the development of national states, revolution in a comparative perspective.
This course is complemented by a reader composed of articles on specific topics of European history in Dutch and in English. These articles will be read and studied by the participants and will be discussed during the main course.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
Personal work: Supervised self-study
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Teaching will be done on the basis of
- a syllabus and a reader, which will be provided by Acco
- supplemented by the powerpoint presentations to be found on http://blackboard.ua.ac.be/
7. Recommended reading - study material
On Wednesday from 14-16 at my office (D-309) or by mail (