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Global History

What is this Structured Elective about?
The aspects of Global history covered in this Structured Elective include the rise of Islam and the interaction of the Christian and Muslim worlds; the discovery of new continents and the development of European Empires in Africa, Asia and the Americas; religious change from the Reformation through the Enlightenment to the modern world; the ideology and incidence of Revolution; the Industrial Revolution; the two World Wars and the Cold War; migration, assimilation and the growth of multiculturalism.

Why should I take this Structured Elective?
This structured elective is aimed at 'General Elective' students with an interest in History who wish to broaden and complement their ongoing core programme studies. The provision of structured electives allows students to focus their academic choice through the study of a coherent block of modules focusing on a specific historical theme. Global History has proven to be a particularly popular choice for general elective students as an area of historical study.

How would this Structured Elective benefit me?
This Structured Elective in Global History will offer students the opportunity to learn about the historical and methodological frameworks through which they can attain a greater understanding of political, social, economic and cultural change over a wide time continuum.

How do I take the modules in this Structured Elective?
Students who will complete at least 15 ECTS credits of specified modules will qualify for elective specialization. The start date of this is September 2017/18.

  Module Title Credits
Select 15 credits from: DSCY10050 War: Ancient and Modern 5
  HIS10070 Modern Europe: 1500-2000 5
  HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance 5
  HIS10440 The United States, 1776-1991 5
  HIS10450 Radicals and Revolutionaries 5
  HIS10460 Animal Histories 5
  HIS20460 Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages 5
  HIS20670 The French Revolution 5
  HIS20780 History of Science 5
  HIS20820 Nazi Germany 5
  HIS20950 Early Modern Europe, 1450-1800 5
  HIS21210 Modern China Since 1600 5
  HIS21320 Sport and the Modern World 5

Module listing updated August 2023

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