Public University of Navarre



CastellanoEuskara | Academic year: 2019/2020
Bachelor's degree in Applied Sociology at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Course code: 303201 Subject title: SOCIAL HISTORY AND CONTEMPORARY POLITICS
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 2º S
Department: Ciencias Humanas y de la Educación
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Module/Subject matter

Basic Knowledge / Social and Political History in the Modern Age

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Descriptors

- Industrial revolution and liberal revolutions. The rule of law and the nation-state. The nationalisms.
- The second industrialization and mass society. The rise of the workers movement. New colonial empires and crises of the old empires.
- The Great War. The Russian Revolution. The Great Depression and the rise of Fascism. The World War II and the Cold War.
- Economic growth and construction of the Welfare State. Decolonization and the problems of the Third World.
- The wave of protest. The neoliberal revolution. The crisis of real socialism. The European model current trends and problems.

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General proficiencies

Basic Proficiencies
BP1 - Students have demonstrated that they possess knowledge of and understand an area of study, based on general secondary education and usually at a level which, albeit with the support of advanced text books, also includes some aspects which imply knowledge of the latest developments in their field of study.
BP3 - Students are able to compile and interpret relevant information (normally within their area of study) in order to voice opinions which, include reflection on relevant themes of a social, scientific or ethical nature.
BP4 - Students are able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.

General Proficiencies
GP1 - The capacity to discern the relevance of the sociological perspective in the structuring of social life.
GP3 - The capacity to use knowledge and sociological concepts in the description, understanding, diagnosis and explanation of situations, processes and social problems.
GP4 - The capacity to reason critically and to appreciate the respective value of alternative explanations.
GP6 - The capacity to contribute to the development of human rights, the principles of equality between men and women, solidarity, environmental protection, universal accessibility and the promotion of a culture of peace.

Transverse Proficiency
TP2 - To demonstrate a level of competence in Spanish and, where appropriate, Basque equivalent to the C1 level of the Council of Europe Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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Specific proficiencies

SP10 - The capacity to analyze the development and transformation of contemporary societies.
SP11 - The capacity to diagnose emerging trends and issues.
SP12 - The capacity to analyze contexts of crisis and social conflict.
SP13 - The capacity to analyze public discourse and to plan and execute communication projects.

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Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are the realization of the skills that students acquire in the matter. Three levels are established:
- Optimal level: 100% acquisition of skills and expertise in at least 75% of them.
- Standard or medium level: acquisition of the majority of the alleged relevant powers and expertise in those aspects contributing to the specific competences of the title.
- Deficient level: Insufficient acquisition of the aspects contributing to the specific competences of the title.
A student gets a grade of APTO if the level of learning is optimal or medium.

In this subject these learning outcomes are specified as follows:
LO1.- Students must have the ability to explain, combining profoundness and synthesis capacity, the most relevant aspects of each historical period.
LO2.- Students must be able to understand information about the past from historical sources.
LO3.- Students must be able to interpret data referring to relevant historical topics , providing their own opinion.
LO4.- Students must have the ability to understand and explain the complexity of the characteristics and the multicausality of historical processes.

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Methodology

Methodology - Activity Hours % To be attended
Theoreticalclasses 45 100
Practicalclasses 15 100
Researching and writing about a selected topic on development, and where appropriate, oral discussion 30 10
Autonomous study 50  
Individual office hours 5 100
Exams (oral orwritten) 5 100

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Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies

Proficiencies Formative Activities
GP4, BP1 / SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13 Theoretical classes
GP4, GP6, BP1, BP3, BP4 / SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13 Practical classes
GP4, GP6, BP1, BP3, BP4 / SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13 Researching and writing about a selected topic on development, and where appropriate, oral discussion
BP1/ SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13 Autonomous study
BP1/ SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13 Individual office hours
BP4 / SP10, SP11, SP12, SP13 Exams (oral or written)

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Languages

English

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Evaluation


Learning outcomes
Evaluation Weight (%) Recoverable (%) Recoverable
LO1. Students know well and know how to explain, in writing and orally, the historical context in which social policies arise and the professionalization of social assistance in Europe and Spain to understand their evolution and current situation. Practical assessment: case studies, problem-solving tasks through observation, proposal and, where appropriate, evaluation. 40 % 100 % Yes, in the final exam there will be a part that will be dedicated to practical exercises and/ or problem-solving
Oral and / or written tests (partial or global)* 60% 100 %  Written test
  TOTAL 100% 100%  

* Only the mark of the practical part will be added if in this exam you get at least a 2.5 out of 6.

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Contents

Industrial Revolution and liberal revolutions. The rule of law and the nation-state. The nationalisms.
The second industrialization and mass society. The rise of the workers movement. New colonial empires and crises of the old empires.
The Great War. The Russian Revolution. The Great Depression and the rise of Fascism. The World War II and the Cold War.
Economic growth and construction of the Welfare State. Decolonization and the problems of the Third World.
The wave of protest. The neoliberal revolution. The crisis of real socialism. The European model. Current trends and problems.

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Agenda

1. The industrial revolution and the transformation of agricultural societies.
2. The cycle of liberal revolutions (1789 - 1848) and european politics up to the 1870's.
3. The rise of the worker's movement. Marxism and anarchism. Development of capitalism to 1873. International workingmen¿s association (IWMA) and international worker's association (IWA).
4. The second industrial revolution. Political dynamics. Imperialist expansion until 1914.
5. The great war (WWI). The russian revolution (1917). The origins of fascism (1922). The german nazism.
6. The western democracies during the inter-war period. The italian fascism. The great depression of 1930s and the german nazism. The second spanish republic.
7. The second world war and post-world war ii. The cold war. International relations. The united nations (UN). Decolonisation and developing countries.
8. Economic growth and social transformation in the actual world. Welfare state. The world of our time and globalisation.
9. The social and economic question in contemporary Spain.

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Bibliography

Acceda a la bibliografía que su profesor ha solicitado a la Biblioteca.


- ARACIL, R., OLIVER, J., SEGURA, A. (1995). El mundo actual. De la Segunda Guerra Mundial a nuestros días, Barcelona: Universidad de Barcelona.

- AROSTEGUI, J., BUCHRUCKER, C. y SABORIDO, J. (2001). El Mundo contemporáneo: Historia y sus problemas. Barcelona: Crítica.

- ARTOLA, M. y PEREZ LEDESMA, M. (2005). Contemporánea: la historia desde 1776, Madrid: Alianza.

- COMÍN, F., HERNÁNDEZ, M., y LLOPIS, E., (Eds.) (2010). Historia económica mundial, siglos X-XX, Barcelona: Crítica.

- FERRO, M. (1997). Colonization: A Global History, London: Routledge.

 - FONTANA, J.  (2019). Capitalismo y democracia, 1756 ¿ 1848. Como comenzó el engaño. Barcelona: Crítica. - -- -

- FONTANA, J. (2017). El siglo de la revolución. Una historia del mundo desde 1914, Barcelona: Crítica. 

- FONTANA, J. (2011). Por el bien del imperio. Una historia del mundo desde 1945. Barcelona: Pasado y Presente.

- HOBSBAWM, E. (1996). The age of revolution: Europe 1789 ¿ 1848, New York: Vintage books edition.

- HOBSBAWM, E. (1996). The age of capital: 1848 - 1875, New York: Vintage Books edition.

- HOBSBAWM, E. (1994). The age of extremes: a history of the world, 1914 ¿ 1991, New York: Pantheon Books (division of Random House).

- HOBSBAWM, E. (2014). Worlds of Labour, London: Orion Publishing Co.

- KERSHAW, Ian (2018): Roller - Coaster: Europe, 1950 - 2017, London: Penguin Press.

MARICHAL, C. (2010). Nueva historia de las grandes crisis financieras. Una perspectiva global, 1873-2008, Barcelona: Debate.

MARKS, R. (2007). The origins of the Modern World, Lanham (Maryland): Rowman & Litllefield Publisher.

MARTINEZ, J. (2006). Historia Contemporánea. Valencia: Tirant lo Blanc. (Acceso on-line desde la biblioteca: http://biblioteca.tirant.com/cloudLibrary/ebook/show/9788499851723)

NUÑEZ SEIXAS, X. (2015). Las utopías pendientes. Una breve historia del mundo desde 1945, Barcelona: Crítica.

OSTERHAMMEL, J. (2014). The transformation of the World. A Global History of the Nineteenth Century, Princeton (New Jersey; Oxford: Princeton University Press.

PIKETTY, T. (2014). Capital in the twenty-first century, Cambridge (Massachusetts); London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

VILLARES, R. Y BAHAMONDE, A. (2001).  El Mundo Contemporáneo. Siglos XIX y XX. Madrid: Taurus.

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Location

Main campus of the Public University of Navarre. Specific rooms will be announced on the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences' web page.

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