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History of the 20th Century

Code 14672
Year 2
Semester S1
ECTS Credits 6
Workload OT(15H)/TP(45H)
Scientific area Letters and Humanities
Entry requirements It doesn´t have.
Mode of delivery Face to face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes General Objectives of UC
1. To study some of the most important events occurred in the twentieth century, privileging political history.
2. To stimulate the academic debate, the contact with different types of sources, as well as the individual and collective bibliography research on the subjects under analysis.

UC Competencies or Learning Outcomes
At the end of the Course the student should be able to:
1. Analyze, characterize and understand the history of the twentieth century, especially focused in its political aspects.
2. Explain essential concepts and notions in order to understand the history of the twentieth century.
3. Produce written paper work based in on one of the topics of the program.
4. Show oral skills during the paper work presentation.
5. Assuming informed critical attitudes about the problems addressed in class.
Syllabus The 20th Century
The dynamics of a century: panoramic vision.
1. The First World War.
2. Communism and the Soviet Union.
3. The crisis of liberal democracies.
4. The fascisms.
5. 1939-1945: the weight of an "even more total war".
6. Cold War and collapse of the Soviet Bloc.
7. The end of the colonial empires: decolonization.
8. The Awakening of Asia.
9. European construction.
The end of the twentieth century and the most important problems and uncertainties that disturb the world.
Main Bibliography BERSTEIN, S. & MILZA, P. (2007). História da Europa. Do Século XIX ao Início do Século XXI. Lisboa: Plátano Editora.
DROZ, B. & ROWLEY, A. (1988-93). História do Século XX. Lisboa: D. Quixote, 4 vols.
GILBERT, M. (2011). História do Século XX, 2.ª ed. Alfragide: D. Quixote.
GRENVILLE, J. A. S. (1994). A History of the World in the Twentieth Century. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
HOBSBAWM, E. (2008). A Era dos Extremos. História Breve do Século XX, 1914-1991, 4.ª ed. Barcarena: Presença.
JUDT, T. (2011). Pós-Guerra. História da Europa desde 1945. Lisboa: Edições 70.
NOUSCHI, M. (1996). O Século XX. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget.
RÉMOND, R. (2011). Introdução à História do Nosso Tempo. Do Antigo Regime aos Nossos Dias, 4.ª ed. Lisboa: Gradiva.
VARELA, R. (2018). Breve História da Europa (da Grande Guerra aos Nossos Dias). Lisboa: Bertrand Editora.
The remaining bibliography will be recommended during the semester.
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Expositive classes; discussion classes; practical work; use of audiovisual resources; use of the moodle platform.

The assessment, during teaching-learning, is based on 3 assignments/exercises (worth 30% + 30% + 40% of the grade respectively) carried out by the student throughout the semester and assembled in a school portfolio built for the purpose. Classification: 0 to 20 values. Grade to pass in the subject: 10 or more values. Minimum score for access to the exam period: 6 points.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2022-01-27

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