Prowadzony w cyklu: 20/21Z
Punkty ECTS: 5
Organizowany przez: Instytut Studiów Europejskich
20th Century Totalitarianism Reflections on the Concept and the Fact CES-GL-TotalRefl
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(po angielsku) After following this seminar, students will be able to : • Provide a basic narrative of Twentieth Century European History (West and East) • Identify the seminal turning points in this narrative, and discuss controversial developments that continue to attract the historians’ attention. • Explain how totalitarianism in its Nazi and Stalinist forms affected Europe, and how their legacies are still palpable today and continue to exercise the minds of both intellectuals and politicians. • Acquire historical mindedness : Learn essential historical facts and come to a higher understanding of why they matter and how they are sometimes manipulated in the pursuit of hidden ideological agendas. • Acquire theoretical mindedness: Understand how theoretical frameworks and comparative models can help us increase our understanding of complex phenomena. • Become more aware of the politics of comparison and more generally of how discussions on the origins and character of 20th century totalitarianism often become enmeshed in historical politics. • Understand the concept of ‘politics of history’ and the social responsibility of historians and other scholars. • Hone their critical faculties, understand the fundamental stakes behind contemporary societal debates and form their own independent judgment.
Metody sprawdzania i kryteria oceny efektów kształcenia uzyskanych przez studentów
(po angielsku) Criteria of evaluation: 10% presence on the online meetings 60% final written paper (academic essay) (8-10 pages) 30% presentations on the readings (15 minutes) This course comprises both some amount of lecturing and systematic reading and discussion of texts by students. We will place each historian/philosopher against a larger historical background, intellectual climate and dominant paradigm and understand the originality of his/her contribution in the evolution of his field of enquiry. The readings should inspire many questions and lively debates. The idea is to create a safe and tolerant environment for the free exchange of ideas. We may at times cover sensitive and controversial topics and I expect the students to approach these ideas with the critical distance and respect appropriate to an academic setting. All readings will be provided (in pdf format) in advance so that students have sufficient time to familiarize themselves with their content. Students will be pre-selected to carry out presentations based on texts containing the summary of the readings for each session which they will get a mark. While preparing, they will also need to think of two questions with which they’ll open the discussion. The first major objective/assessment of the course is a developed historical research paper by each student. Each student is required to start thinking as soon as possible about which historian/philosopher he/she would like to further explore as final essay. Students are welcome to discuss it with the lecturer.
Metody dydaktyczne - słownik
Metody podające - objaśnienie lub wyjaśnienie
Bilans punktów ECTS
(po angielsku) 5 ECTS
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