HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
We plan to examine the history methodology through strict critical and scientific criteria. As a matter of fact, it is a question of an “educational treaty” between professors and students, dealing with contents issues and methods of within a history inter-disciplinary educational training.
Course contents summary
Knowledge of the evolution of the discipline: diplomatic history, history of treaties, History of international politics, history of international relations.
The research sources: records and memoirs. The critic of the sources: integrity, genuineness, and truthfulness. The libraries of diplomatic records, the treaties of the League of the Nations and of United Nations. The foundations of Vienna system (1815) and of the Bismarck system. The Wilson’s proposals, the agreements of Yalta, of San Francisco and of Potsdam (1945). The key events during European and Asian postwar.
A specific analysis of the international relations between First World War and the Sixties. The colonization and the decolonization.
1. “Storia della politica internazionale (1917-1957). Dalla rivoluzione d’ottobre ai Trattati di Roma”. A. Duce (2009), Ed. Studium – Roma
2. “La S.Sede e la questione ebraica (1933-1945)”. A. Duce (2006), Ed. Studium – Roma
2. "Storia della politica internazionale. Il tramonto degli imperi coloniali (1945 - 2014), A. Duce (2013), Ed. Studium - Roma
Frontal lectures, analysis of treaties, seminars with experts.
Assessment methods and criteria
Knowledge and understanding will be certified through at least two questions aimed at verifying the knowledge of historical events and their connections.
Judgment making and knowledge application will be evaluated by requesting the student to examine at least one critical historical record of International relations.
Communication skills will be certified by evaluating the capacity of the student to use a proper terminology and explain the meaning of expressions and/or concepts.
Learning skills will be certified through a cross-section evaluation of the answers provided during the interview.
The use of an Atlas or historical and political maps is advised.