Code: 41071
Departament: Department of Social Sciences and Management
Field of Study: History and Sociology
    Social Groups/Social Classes
Maria do Carmo Teixeira Pinto
Área Científica: History (Modern History).

Course Description:
This curriculum unit deals with the evolution of the economic and social world History between the 18th and the 20th centuries, bearing in mind the great lines of the structural development and considering the most impressive aspects of conjunctures and the events. The deep social transformations that occurred during that period will be referred in a diachronic prospective, having in consideration the interactions that may be established between the facts.

At the conclusion of this curricular unit the student is supposed to have acquired the following competences:

•    capability to master the several concepts used in the social and economic History;
•    capability to recognize the social and economic dynamics of the societies throughout the XVIIIth and XXth centuries;
•    capability to bring forth a critical and soundly based analyze of the key-elements in the historical process, relevant to the social-economic outlook;
•     capability of considering the main questions emerging from the social-economic evolution of the world.

1. Economic and social History: concepts and methodology
2. The modern industry dawn
3. The economic development in the 19th century; decisive factors
4 Development patterns in the 19th century: industrialized countries versus latecomers countries and absent
5. The growth of the world economy in the 19th century: trade
6. The process of industrialization in the 19th century: strategic sectors
7. The world economy in the 20th century: an overview
8. The international economic disintegration in the 20th century (1914-1945)
9. The reconstruction process of the world economy in the 20th century (1945-1999)

Main Bibliography:
CAMERON, Rondo - História Económica do Mundo. Mem Martins: Publicações Europa-América, 2000.
Other available materials in the virtual room.

Further Reading:
BEAUD, Michel - História do Capitalismo. Lisboa: Teorema, 1992.
LEON, Pierre dir.- Historia Económica e Social do Mundo. Lisboa: Sá da Costa, 1981, 6 vols.
HOBSBAWM, Eric - A Era dos Extremos. História Breve do Século XX (1914-1991). Lisboa: Presença, 1996.
REMOND, René - Introdução à Historia do Nosso Tempo. Do Antigo Regime aos Nossos Dias. Lisboa: Gradiva, 1994.
RIOUX, J. P. - A Revolução Industrial. Lisboa: D. Quixote, 1978.
VALÉRIO, Nuno; Nunes Ana Bela - História da Economia Mundial Contemporânea. Lisboa: Editorial Presença, 1997.
LESOURD, J.A. E GÉRARD, C. – História económica, séculos XIX e XX. Lisboa: Livraria Clássica Editora, s.d., 2 vols.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office –