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Бакалавриат 2016/2017

Социальная история

Статус: Курс обязательный (Социология и социальная информатика)
Направление: 39.03.01. Социология
Когда читается: 1-й курс, 1, 2 модуль
Преподаватели: Успенский Владимир Сергеевич, Хвальков Евгений Александрович
Язык: английский
Кредиты: 4

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course investigates the history of European (including Russian) and American society against the backdrop of the major political and cultural events of the modern period. Upon completion of the course, students should understand the significance of the Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, Absolutism, Colonialism, Capitalism, Revolutions, Industrialization and Urbanization, World Wars, Mass Culture, Totalitarianism, Cold War, Globalization and other crucial phenomena to modern Europe as a whole, but also to individual men and women of varying cultural and economic backgrounds
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • • Learn the historiography in the field of social history, study the most important works in the field; • Be able to work with interdisciplinary texts in social history and historical sociology, work with the historical context in their own research; • Gain and develop the skills of critical thinking and analysis of the historical research from different disciplinary positions.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Capable to conduct academic discussions in English, evaluate the methods of historical research critically
  • Students gain skills of information literacy, as well as of analysis of historical and sociological research in English. Students search for additional information considering the topic of their choice while working on the essays.
  • Students gain skills of individual research in the field of social history
  • Students gain skills of academic writing and public discussion in English, using professional terminology
  • Students gain skills necessary for analyzing major debates in social history. Students learn about the actual research fields, get to know high rated academic journals in social history and historical sociology.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction. What is history and Social History in particular
  • Social history of medieval Europe: social divisions and collective mentalities.
  • Early Modern states and the “Old Regime”
  • The birth of Capitalism
  • Great geographical discoveries and Colonial Empires
  • History of religion in Modern Europe: churches, schisms, heresies, Reformation and secularization.
  • The age of revolutions in Europe (1789 – 1849)
  • Industrialization, urbanization and social changes in 19th century
  • Nationalism and national liberation movements in 19th century. Empires and national states.
  • World Wars and the Modern system of International relations. Socialist and Fascist revolutions and regimes
  • Social groups, classes and social mobility in Modern History
  • Education, high and mass culture, recreation and leisure in Modern History
  • Gender History. Development of gender categories. Patriarchy and Feminism in History.
  • Social History of Family and Childhood and Age in Europe, Russia and America.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking class engagement
  • non-blocking essay
  • non-blocking exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.42 * class engagement + 0.28 * essay + 0.3 * exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • William A. Pelz. (2016). A People’s History of Modern Europe. Pluto Press.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Pomeroy, S. B. (2013). Pythagorean Women : Their History and Writings. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • The urban social history of the Middle East, 1750 - 1950 / ed. by Peter Sluglett. (2008). Syracuse Univ. Press.
  • Thompson, W. (2011). Ideologies in the Age of Extremes : Liberalism, Conservatism, Communism, Fascism 1914-1991. Pluto Press.