Introduction to Modern History, 1800-2000.

Department of History, School of History and Cultures

College of Arts and Law


Code 22821

Level of study First Year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

This module aims to introduce students to aspects of the late-modern world, including its social, economic, military, political, intellectual, religious and cultural history. The course will cover of the period from around 1800 with the onset of industrialisation up to the turn of the twenty-first century with the end of the Cold War and increasing concern with `globalisation¿. Though the focus will be weighted somewhat towards Europe (including the British Isles), the wider world will also be explored (eg empire, decolonisation, modern nationalism). Students will examine the developments of the period through lectures and directed reading, to gain awareness of key issues involved in the scholarly study of the period.