History – Master’s Degree 2009
Social History of Asia and the United States in Modern Times
Status: optional
Recommended Year of Study: 1
Recommended Semester: 1
ECTS Credits Allocated: 6.00
Pre-requisites: Proficiency in the English language.

Course objectives: Introducing students to the main events and happenings in contemporary social history of the United States or Asia. Depending on the classes interests and thesis topics a focus will be put on one or the other continent

Course description: This course is devoted to examining the social history of the United States or Asia in the 20th century (depending on master thesis topics) which were times of turbulent social change that accompanied economic changes which induced a speeding up of certain social processes. World War I brought huge social changes; the economic crisis further affected American and Asian societies. New challenges appeared after World War II and the Cold War. All of these things led to a deepening of the contrast between developed and undeveloped, which is particularly evident in the cases of the US and Asia.

Learning Outcomes: Enabling students to detect the connections between long-term social processes and political history.