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Module Code: INR103
Module Title: World History: Twentieth Century to Today
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
This module provides an introduction to world history from the start of the 20th century to today, with a particular focus on the post-WWII international order. Social, political and economic developments in Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe in this period will be examined within the larger framework of international structures and processes that affect all.
Learning outcomes 
A. Understand the major events and developments that have shaped contemporary international systems

B. Understand the historical dynamics of globalisation and the formation of international systems

C. Develop awareness about debates about “history-writing”

D. Demonstrate analytical skills in the causal mechanisms that shape historical processes

E. Analyse connections and comparisons across different geographic regions in the understanding of world history

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures, seminars, oral presentation of ideas and private study

The Industrial Revolution


Formation of Modern Nation-State System (Developments in Asia, the Americas, Africa, Europe)

World War I and Interwar Years

World War II

Cold War: Great Power politics

Third World and Decolonisation

Post-Cold War era

Post-9/11 era: Globalization Crises and Transnational Issues

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Portfolio 10.00
2 Essay 50.00
3 Exam 40.00

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