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  Modern and Contemporary History I

Tec de Monterrey, Campus Ciudad de México

Academia Department: Humanities, High School

Course code: PH1006

Units: 6
Course Hours: 3

Teacher’s Name: Adán Nieto Flores
Teacher’s Office: “Oficinas II”, 1st Floor
Tutoring Schedule: Tuesday, from 15:30 to 16:30 hours
Teacher’s E-Mail:
Contact phone number: 5483-2136


By the end of this course the student will be able to understand and analyze the main phenomena and characteristics of Modernity. Thus, he/she will study the principal events occurred from the rise of the modernity to the era of the liberal revolutions of the 19th Century, as well as the required methodological tools, such as geography, time frame, prevailing ideologies, scientificdevelopments and documented information sources -to understand History as a construction of facts.

Themes and sub themes:

I. Introduction to the study of History
1. History and the importance of its study
2. Elements and factors that bring about civilization: time, geography, social, political and economic organization, cultural forms and thoughts.
3. Periods of History:Chronological review
4. Documental Information sources as historiography tools: types of source, method for its analysis.
5. Geography as an explanatory tool for historical events’ causes and effects

II. The Dawn of the Modern Era:
1. Main characteristics of the Middle Ages:
a. Economic, political, social, and religious characteristics: a review on the feudal system
b.Weakening of the feudal order: causes and consequences
2. Humanism and Renaissance 

III. Transition toward Modernity:
1. Protestant Reformation and Counterreformation
2. Scientific and Technological Revolution
3. The Peace of Westphalia and the Modern Nation-State
4. Monarchical Absolutism and the Rise of Bourgeoisie 

IV. Enlightenment:
1. Enlightened Despotism
2.The Enlightenment’s Philosophers 

V. The Industrial Revolution:
1. Origin and Characteristics
2. Main inventions
3. Changes in lifestyle
4. Mediate and Immediate Effects 

VI. The Era of Liberal Revolutions:
1. Independence of the United States and of Latin American nations
2. French Revolution
3. Napoleon and the Bourbon’s Restoration

Consultation Books:

Beck,Roger, Linda Black, et. al. Modern History. U.S.A: McDougal Littell, 1999.

Delgado de Cantú, Gloria M. El Mundo Moderno y Contemporáneo, bajo la influencia de Occidente. 5a. reimpresión. México, D.F.: Alhambra Mexicana, 1995.

Delgado de Cantú, Gloria M. El mundo moderno y contemporáneo., 5a ed., México, D.F.: Pearson Educación, c2005.

Ellis, Alisabeth y Anthony Essler. World History,Conections to today. Needham. Massachusetts: Prentice Hall, c.2000

Harrison, Harrison, John, Richard E. Sullivan y Dennis Sherman. Estudio de las Civilizaciones Occidentales (Volumen I). Segunda Edición. México: McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Sherman, D. y Salisbury, J. Civilizaciones de Occidente. Colombia: McGraw-Hill Interamericana, 2005

Spielvogel, Jackson. World History. México: Glencoe /McGraw-Hill, 2005.

Teaching Method
The method for this course will be centered on the student, by using historiography sources’ analysis, use of chronology as a contextual frame, use of temporal localization, causality and geographic space as explanatory elements. The Collaborative Learning didactic strategy will be implemented through group presentations, analysis and discussions about certainthemes, previously assigned by the teacher.

Evaluation System and Policies

First Partial:
|Continuous Evaluation |40% |
|Partial Project |10% |
|Partial Exam |50% |

Second Partial:
|Continuous Evaluation...
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