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Making the Modern World, 1900-present

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Module description

The module will focus on the following themes and what it means to think globally about the past

  • War and Empire;
  • the Material World (including the environment);
  • Politics and Revolution;
  • and Societies and Cultures.

A series of chronologically organised lectures and seminars will address significant events, topics, and concepts relating to the history of the world, including Britain and Europe but without reducing them to it or taking them as the starting point. The module asks students to think thematically over time; to detect connections and contrasts between phenomena in different places; to recognise that all regions of the world have complex histories; and to develop a world historical imagination.

Assessment details

1x Coursework Activity 15%

1x Coursework Essay 85%

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