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From the age of improvement to globalization: the evolution

  • Code Apogée


  • Composante(s)

    UFR Langues et Civilisations

  • Période de l'année

    Semestre 1


The aim of this course is to give students an overview of the history of the English-speaking world from the end of the eighteenth century to the onset of globalization, during the twentieth. We shall study such themes as the slave-trade, industrial revolution, imperial expansion, military conflict, the Commonwealth, and culture and identity. The course is designed to help students understand the major ideas, events and social/political movements which have sometimes brought the English-speaking countries together, and sometimes driven them apart. The main objective is to provide students with a synthesis of the evolution of the ‘British World’ and to enable them to understand better how the challenges of a more diverse international system have progressively and profoundly affected the character and geopolitical role of the United Kingdom.

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Heures d'enseignement

  • From the age of improvement to globalization: the evolution - TDTravaux Dirigés12h
  • From the age of improvement to globalization: the evolution - CMCours Magistral12h

Contrôle des connaissances

Students attending classes will be required to do an oral presentation during the course and a written assignment to be handed in by the end of the semester. For students who are not required to attend classes: a written assignment to be handed in by the end of the semester; in addition, a specific oral exam will be organised for these students at the end of the semester.

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