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Course Curriculum CFU Length(h)
[20/44]  HISTORY AND SOCIETY [44/00 - Ord. 2016]  PERCORSO COMUNE 6 30


1. Knowledge and understanding:
The course aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge of post-145 Europe. they will be able to identify and debate the main historiographical issues that mark the internal transformation of Europe and its international role.

2. Applied knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course, students will be able to read critically a historical text and to make use of the specific language of history. They will be able to set up historical research work, identifying possible thematic areas to be subjected to critical investigation and documenting what has been produced in this regard from previous literature

3. Making judgments:
Students will be able to reason about the historical processes about Europe, to place them in their historical perspective, and to evaluate them based on their historical competencies. They will be able to individuate and collect more information to build up a greater awareness.

4 Communication skills:
Students will acquire the ability to orally present topics related to the subject taught and to establish links with related disciplines and subjects. They will be able to communicate and discuss problems and solutions, choosing the right form of communication for each type of interlocutor.

5. Learning skills:
Students will be able to understand the historical evolution of political, economic, and cultural processes; and to critically analyze contemporary Europe based on the knowledge acquired during the semester. They will be able to find out sources in Italian or other languages, to acquire new competencies


Basic knowledge of European history from 1945 to nowadays is suggested


The course will analyze the history of post-1945 Europe, with a focus on the role played by internal and external mobility in shaping current, political, and institutional structures from the Second World War onwards. The course will retrace the European events from 1945 up to the present day, relating them to mobility and management of mobility at the state and community level, with particular attention to:
- The post-war period, reconstruction of nation-states
- Cold War
- Decolonization
- Foundation and development of the European Community
- Crisis and transformations of the Seventies
- The collapse of the communist system and globalization
- The European Union

About these specific moments, some types of migration or mobility (Displaced persons, refugees, and refugees, post-colonial European African and Asian migrants, migrant workers) and their role in the European context will be analyzed

Teaching Methods

The course will include general lectures and debates on specific topics based on some essays or articles to be read by students. To meet specific teaching needs related to
epidemiological situation, classes could be in
streaming.In case of on-line teaching, students will be required to write down a short review. In the case of on-line teaching, students will be required to write down a short review

Verification of learning

Students will take an oral exam.The score of the exam is given by a mark out of thirty. To pass the exam students must have enough knowledge about the topics, and they must be able to critically talk about them. The ability to propose links between the various themes, to use the appropriate terminology, as well as a good grasp of the language in general will contribute to the evaluation of the exam


Students are required to study:
Peter Gatrell, L’inquietudine dell’Europa. Come la migrazione ha rimodellato un continente, Einaudi 2020.

The use of a historical atlas is recommended.
Students are also required to study an article on mobility and migrations, chosen from a list that will be made available after the beginning of the course. Not attending students must contact prof. Deplano before preparing for the exam.

More Information

Any additional materials will be made available on prof. Deplano's webpage.
On the same page students will find office hours.

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