HIST309 Social and Economic History of Europe

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
HIST309 Social and Economic History of Europe 2 2 6 TUE 9:00-11:00; THU 10:00-11:00
Prerequisite Senior Standing It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Muhidin Mulalic Office Hours Schedule Mon 14:00-16:00; Tue 11:00-13:00; Wed 10:00-16:00; Thu 14:00-16:00; Fri 14:00-16:00
E-mail mmulalic@ius.edu.ba
Phone 387 33 957 317 Office / Room No B F2.24
Assistant
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Course Objectives To introduce students to the relationship between economic, social and historical thought in Europe as to make students familiar with economic forces, historical events, social and institutional changes and development.
Textbook A. Di Vittorio (eds.), 2006. An Economic History of Europe: From Expansion to Development. London: Routledge; Karl Gunner Persson. (2010). An Economic History of Europe: Knowledge, Institutions and Growth, 600 to the Present. Cambridge: University Press.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify major concepts, definitions and terms related to social and economic history of early modern Europe
  2. Apply critical and analytical skills in analyzing socio-economic developments in early modern Europe
  3. Interpret the impact of socio-economic changes and developments since the age of explorations and discoveries
  4. Compare the relationship between economic, social and historical developments
  5. Analyze the importance of governments and state policies in European economic development
  6. Use historical, analytical and comparative skills
Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods such as lecturing, written assignments, presentations, essays, group debates and pop quiz.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course Introduction pp. 1-9.
Week 2 The Economy in the Fifteenth Century: Preconditions for European Expansion ch. 1
Week 3 European Expansion in the Sixteenth Century ch. 2
Week 4 European Expansion in the Seventeenth Century ch. 3
Week 5 The European Economies in the Eighteenth Century ch. 4
Week 6 The Nineteenth Century: Growth and Transformation of the Economy ch. 5
Week 7 MIDTERM EXAM AND ITS PREPARATION
Week 8 The Nineteenth Century: Demographic Dynamism and Social Change ch. 6
Week 9 The Nineteenth Century: The Process of Industrialization ch. 7
Week 10 The Nineteenth Century: The Revolution in Transport and Communications ch. 8
Week 11 The Nineteenth Century: International Exchanges and Monetary Systems ch. 9
Week 12 The Twentieth Century: Growth and Transformation of the Economy ch. 10
Week 13 The Twentieth Century: World Wars, Fall of Soviet Block and Globalization ch. 11
Week 14 European Welfare System: Economic and Social Policies ch. 12
Week 15 Review and Discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5,6
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Article Review 1 10 1,2,3
Mid-term exam 1 20 1,4,5
Research Paper and Presentation 1 20 2,3,4,5
Participation 1 10 2,6
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Mid-term Exam Study 17 1 17
Article Review 3 2 6 Final Exam Study 20 1 20
Participation 2 7 14 Research Paper and Presentation 10 2 20
Home Study 2 14 28
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 07/10/2019
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