Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

WiSe 2020/21

A History of the World 1850 to the Present

Marcia Schenck

PULS

This online course takes you on a voyage into the past. Like many of the explorers you will meet along the way, you will explore the history of the modern world. You will learn about the past you will also learn about how to think about the past – to consider models and concepts for explaining the cycles of integration and disintegration, like empire and free trade, religious conversion and global governance. The aim of this course is to understand the forces that pull the parts together as well as those that drive them apart.

Course themes include migration and statelessness, economic integration, warfare and conflict, the transformation of the ecological balance, and cultural responses and innovations. To grapple with these themes, we explore first-hand perspectives of historical actors through a collection of texts and images. And because learning global history is much more exciting in a global context, you will join teams from different universities all over the world, including from Princeton’s Global History Lab.

In this global history course, you will learn not just by reading excerpts from the textbook, watching lectures and engaging in class discussions. The core of this course is a series of weekly lab assignments in which you will work in teams to use historical knowledge from the course to solve problems and develop new connections and interpretations of primary sources. You will then discuss your results across teams and themes.

NB: The course will start with a first zoom meeting on Monday October 26th from 18.00-19.30hrs in which I will explain the workings of the course. The first lecture will be released on the 30th of October, and in the first week of the semester we will dive right in and join the other teams and locations for our first case study.

If you are interested in taking this course, please email the course tutor Johanna Wetzel wetzel(at)uni-potsdam.de so we can send you the zoom meeting link and get you signed up to the online learning platform for this course.

Literatur

Worlds’s Together, Worlds Apart by Robert Tignor et al. Norton and Company, 2017.

Leistungspunkterwerb

This class consists of online lectures, group work to solve challenges and questions based on primary source problem sets, textbook reading, and class discussions. You should calculate time to watch the lectures (ca 1. hr) and prepare the textbook reading and primary source materials (ca. 2 hrs) in time for class discussion (1.5hrs). In addition, you will need to plan for a weekly team meeting to prepare the presentation of your case study (1.5hrs). The course will run from November until Christmas break only and will give you the option to write a final paper afterwards (due date March 31st).

Studiengänge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
B2 Geschichte 2011
  1092 
Hauptseminar, Ergänzungsmodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
3
2
nein
B2 Geschichte 2015
  223011 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Globalgeschichte
12
2
ja
BA Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft 2016
  223011 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Globalgeschichte
12
2
ja
BA Volkswirtschaftslehre 2019
  223011 
Hauptseminar, GES_BA_016 Aufbaumodul Globalgeschichte
12
2
ja
BL Geschichte 2011
  1092 
Hauptseminar Moderne, Ergänzungsmodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
3
2
nein
BL Geschichte 2013
  220513 
Seminar (Hauptseminar), GES_BA_021 Aufbaumodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne Lehramt
7
2
ja

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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