特別講義「International History 1900 to the Present」

Numbering Code U-LAW00 21827 LE42 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Lecture
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Wed.4
Instructor name MURPHY, Mahon (Graduate School of Law Associate Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course This course will introduce Students to the international history of the modern world. The course will focus on the twentieth century's key issue; Decolonization and the end of the European empires. Classes will be divided between a short lecture and then discussion based on primary source material and other media such as photographs, music and film, which students will have an opportunity to prepare beforehand.
Course Goals Students will obtain a working knowledge of the history of the modern world and will be able to demonstrate this through essays and class discussion.
Schedule and Contents The course will develop as follows:
1. Introduction Lecture
2. The European Empires before 1914
3. Mobilizing Empire for War 1914-1918
4. Self Determination and the end of the First World War 5. The League of Nations and the Mandate System
6. The 1930s and path towards the Second World War
7. The Imperial Dimension of the Second World War
8. Neutralism and the Rise of the Third World
9. Africa: Decolonization and Independence
10. The Cuban Revolution
11. Decolonization and the Cold War: Vietnam
12. Conflict in the 1990s: Rwanda and the Congo
13. The legacy of Empire in the 21st Century
14. Review Lecture
15. Exam
16. Feedback
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