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POL109 Global Histories

(POL109B – Spring)

Credits: 15 credits

Semester: 2

Timetable: TBC

Contact: Dr James Eastwood   

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: None

Description:

This module will provide you with an introduction to the historical background against which contemporary international political developments unfold. It examines how connections have been forged between different societies, economies, cultures, and political practices over time and how this has made it possible to think of our history as global. A particular emphasis is placed on the importance of colonialism for understanding patterns of globalisation. The module is organised around a series of key tipping or turning points in global history from the conquest of America to the Colonial present.

Assessment: Critical Reflection (1,000 words) 40%, Research Essay (2,500 words) 60% - TBC

Level: 4

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