Understanding the Modern World (HIH1420)

30 credits

This module is mandatory for all First-Year students. It will introduce you to the problems and forces which have shaped the modern world since the middle of the eighteenth century, such as nationalism, political ideologies, colonialism and empires, science, technology and medicine, the family, religion and secularisation, industrialisation, class, consumerism, popular protest and globalisation. You will analyse these topics through the study of primary and secondary sources in bi-weekly seminars and study groups. The broader context will be provided with the help of two lectures per week.