Contemporary History (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00755
Name of lecturer
Federico Melotto
Coordinator
Federico Melotto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
M-STO/04 - CONTEMPORARY HISTORY
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
Sem. IIB dal Apr 25, 2016 al Jun 5, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Sem. IIB
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  
Tuesday 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.5  
Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.1  

Learning outcomes

The course aims to outline the main events of the twentieth and twenty-first century political and social history for the students to be provided with a proper understanding of the main themes relating to contemporary Italian, European and international history.

Syllabus

Basic requirements:
Good knowledge of Italian language and knowledge of the basic facts of the nineteenth century history (based on the programmes of High Schools).

Course description:
The course aims to consider the period between the Belle Èpoque and the present day, placing great emphasis on two core themes of the twentieth century european and italian (by the way, their important anniversaries will be celebrated in 2016): the First World War and the birth of the Italian republic.

Reference texts (for attending and not attending students):
G. Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia Contemporanea. L'Ottocento, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2008 (ONLY chapters 18, l'Europa tra i due secoli, and 20, l'Italia giolittiana that in some manuals is chapter 21).

One of the following texts to be selected:
G. Sabbatucci, V. Vidotto, Storia Contemporanea. L'Ottocento, Laterza, Roma-Bari 2007 (EXCEPT FOR chapters 8, 17 and 19);
A. M. Banti, L'età contemporanea. Dalla Grande Guerra a oggi. Laterza, Roma-Bari 2009 (EXCEPT FOR chapters 5 and 14).

One of the following books to be selected:
M. Forno, 1945: l’Italia tra fascismo e democrazia, Carocci, Roma 2008;
G. Procacci, Warfare-welfare. Interventi dello Stato e diritti dei cittadini (1914-18), Carocci, Roma 2013;
A. Molinari, Una patria per le donne. La mobilitazione femminile nella Grande Guerra, il Mulino, Bologna 2014;
F. Conti, G. Silei, Breve storia dello Stato sociale, Carocci, Roma 2013.

Students who need 9 cfu to texts already indicated must add:
F. Barbagallo, L'Italia repubblicana. Dallo sviluppo alle riforme mancate (1945-2008), Carocci, Roma 2012.

Teaching methods:

Live classes.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exam with open questions.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016