22910223 - Storia dell'europa e delle istituzioni comunitarie

The teaching of European history pursues the general objective of the Degree Course, namely to train professionals endowed with autonomous and critical reasoning skills in relation to complex problems, also within the scope of the legal-regulatory aspects related to international processes.
In this perspective, the teaching aims to enable educators to incorporate an EU dimension into their activity, to acquire knowledge, values, skills and competences, empowering them to think critically and form well-informed and balanced opinions, by practicing core European values of social inclusion and European and international solidarity.
To that end, the teaching of European History aims to provide the student with a thorough preparation about the historical, cultural and juridical foundations of the European Union. This course also is designed to promote greater awareness of the role of the Union European as one of the most important players in an international, global and interdependent scenario, and to promote a critical reflection on the EU, its governance and decision-making processes, and on how it affects the citizens of the Member States and their democratic participation.
Expected learning outcomes: knowledge of the most crucial political-cultural and institutional junctions in the history of community integration; ability to understand the dynamics and transformation processes of European society; autonomous, creative and innovative thinking on the main historical and social events of contemporary Europe and ability to express complex political, social and juridical situations by acquiring new communication skills.
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The teaching of History of Europe and of the Community institutions aims at deeping the historical, cultural and legal foundations of the European Union and at promoting a critical reflection on the EU, its governance and its democratic participatory processes. By using audiovisual sources, the course analyzes, in a transnational and comparative key, the main socio-cultural dynamics that have determined the formation of a common European identity from 1945 so far.

Core Documentation

Attending students

Piero S. Graglia, L'Unione europea. Perché stare ancora insieme, Il Mulino 2019

Angelo Bolaffi, Guido Crainz (a cura di), Calendario civile europeo. I nodi storici di una costruzione difficile, Donzelli, 2019

One to choose from:
I. Warburg, Il tempo della coscienza. Ricordi di un'altra Germania (1910-1989), Il Mulino, 1994
U. Hirschmann, Noi senza patria, Il Mulino, 1993

Non-attending students

Piero S. Graglia, L'Unione europea. Perché stare ancora insieme, Il Mulino 2019
Leonardo Rapone, Storia dell'integrazione europea, Carocci, ristampa 6^, 2021
Francesco Bartolini, Bruno Bonomo, Alessio Gagliardi, L' Europa del Novecento. Carocci Una storia, 2020

Type of delivery of the course

Lessons and workshop exercises. The exercises are an integral part of the evaluation in progress for passing the exam.

Type of evaluation

The exam consists of the evaluation of a written text on the issues addressed during the lessons. For non-attending students, the exam consists of 4 open-ended questions, designed to demonstrate full knowledge of the reference texts. In the event that the ongoing health COVID-19 emergency still remain, the following methods will apply: oral examination on Microsoft teams.