Academic Year 2023/2024 - Teacher: ERMANNO TAVIANI

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course aims to understand the historical roots of the most significant cultural, political and social processes of today's world, as part of a global history. Furthermore, it aims to address the history of tourism. The aim is also to provide an overview of the foundations of the historical method.

Course Structure

Lectures with projection of audiovisual documents. Attending students will carry out an ongoing test.

Required Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Attendance of Lessons

Attendance of the lessons is strongly recommended for all students.

Detailed Course Content

Italian, European and World History from 1900 to the present. The great issues of contemporary history from the “Age of Revolutions” to the globalization age. The Nation-State: Germany and Italy. Nationalism and Imperialism. Industrialisation and political change 1870-1914. The World War I. Postwar and revolution. Fascism and communism. The 1929 crisis and his consequences. The Thirties. The World War Two. The Cold War. The “Golden Age”. The Cultural and Social Revolution. Welfare State and citizenship. The European integration. The Italian Republic. From the Oil Crisis to 1989. The fall of the Berlin wall and it’s consequences. Changes and conflicts in a global world. Historical research methods. 

The History of tourism.  Tourism in the modern age. Mass tourism. Post-modern tourism. The organization of tourism. History of tourism in Italy. 

Textbook Information

1) Monina, Motta, Pavone, Taviani, Processo storico, vol. 3, Dal Novecento a oggi, Loescher, Torino 2017. In this textbook the texts of the chapters, boxes and the insights included in the pages of each chapter are to be studied (Interpretare le fonti, Storia della cultura, Storia della società, Ingrandimenti, ecc.) and the insights on the films (Dalla storia alle storie). On the other hand, it is not necessary to study all the texts between chapter and chapter or at the end of the Unità (Organizzare le informazioni, Visualizzare le informazioni, Confrontare le interpretazioni, Verificare le conoscenze, Laboratorio delle competenze, Simulazione dell'esame di Stato, Essere Cittadini, ecc.). 

2) P. Battilani, Vacanze di pochi, vacanze di tutti. L'evoluzione del turismo europeo, Il Mulino, Bologna 2009.

Monina, Motta, Pavone, TavianiProcesso storicoLoescher2017
BattilaniVacanze di pochi, vacanze di tutti. L'evoluzione del turismo europeoIl Mulino20099788815132673

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1The '900 overview. The years 1900-1914.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 1
2World War I and the Russian Revolution. AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, capp. 2-3.
3The Postwar period. Fascism in Italy.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, capp. 4-6
4The 1929 crisis, the New Deal. Continents on the march.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, capp. 5, 8. 
5The Totalitarian regimes.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 7. 
6The Thirties and the Second World War.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 9 e 10. 
7Shoah, AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 11. 
8The postwar period and the Cold War.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, capp. 12-13
9The golden age; decolonization.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, capp. 14-15.
10Italy from the economic miracle to the Eighties.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 16 e 18.
11From the 1960s to the end of the Cold War.AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 17 e 19. 
12Globalization's scenarios. AA.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 20 e 21
13Europe and the challenges of the global era.A.VV., Processo storico, vol.3, cap. 22 e 23.
14The world today. Verification of the path taken.
15The history of tourism. The beginnings of tourism.Battilani, Vacanze di pochi, vacanze di tutti, capp. I e II. 
16From Modern Tourism to Mass Tourism. Battilani, Vacanze di pochi, vacanze di tutti, capp. III, IV.
17World and Italian tourism. Battilani, Vacanze di pochi, vacanze di tutti, capp. V, VI.
18The organization of contemporary tourism. Battilani, Vacanze di pochi, vacanze di tutti, capp. VII, VIII.

Learning Assessment

Learning Assessment Procedures

The exam includes an oral examination. There is also a "prova in itinere". Students who obtain a grade of at least 18/30 will be able to complete the exam on the remainder of the program in the appeals of the subsequent sessions. Students who have not taken part in the ongoing test or who have not passed it can take the exam on the entire program in the official exam sessions.

The evaluation will be based on: ability of exposure and lexical correctness; elaboration of knowledge and in-depth analysis of contents.

Examples of frequently asked questions and / or exercises

The questions will focus on the main topics of the course. Examples: Belle Epoque Europe; the first and second world wars; the Russian Revolution; the first postwar period; fascism and Nazism; the crisis of '29 and the New Deal; the Shoah; the cold war; the foundation of democratic Italy; the "golden age"; decolonization; the sixties; the Vietnam War; Italy from 1945 to today; the crisis of the 1970s; united Europe; the fall of the Berlin Wall; the globalization. The history of tourism from the Roman Time to today. Modern tourism. Mass tourism, post-modern tourism. The organization of the tourist offer.