History of Globalization

General Information
Lecture + Workshop (includes 45 minutes break)
Number of Hours: 
Monday 11:30 - 15:15
Preliminary requirements: 

Basic knowledge covering main issues of history of international political and economic relations. English skills enabling effective reading and verbal communication.

Course Description: 


1. History of globalization. An introduction

2. The birth of modern international and economic relations

3. The evolution of international and economic relations

4. Post-Cold War Global Order


1. History of globalization – an introduction to the field of studies

2. The birth of modern world. The case studies

3. The evolution of international and economic relations. The case studies

4. Post-Cold War Global Order. The case studies

5. Completion of the seminar

Aims of the course: 

Student indicates main patterns of historical developments of world affairs and globalization. 

Student evaluates and critically examines the major events of world history. 

Student explains the patterns of historical developments influencing different world regions.

Student recognizes different approaches to understand the history of global affairs.

Student describes the international settings (political, economic, societal, cultural) influencing the historical developments of world history.

Student proposes the possible explanations of particular issues of world history.

Student objectively verifies the multidimensional issues of world history.

Student understands the significance of scientific approach and knowledge for analysis of history of globalization.

Student participates in discussion concerning the controversial issues of world history.

Teaching methods: 

Lecture, multimedia presentations, video materials

Tutorial/seminar, case studies, text analysis, discussion, multimedia presentations, essay

Evaluation & Completion: 

Final written essay (50% of the grade) together with multimedia presentation on specific case study, active participation in the discussion, text analysis and review (50% of the grade).

Oral exam (based on the list of questions delivered to students before the exam). 

Basic Literature: 

Black J., Great powers and the quest for hegemony. The world order since 1500, Routledge, London and New York 2008.

Calvocoressi P., World politics since 1945, Routledge, London and New York, 2008.

Chua A., Day of empire: how hyperpowers rise to global dominance - and why they fall, Doubleday, New York 2007.

Kennedy P., The rise and fall of the great powers. Economic change and military conflict from 1500 to 2000, Fontana Press, London 1989.

Kissinger H., Diplomacy, Simon&Schuster Paperbacks, New York 1994.

Additional Literature: 

Buzan B., Little R., International systems in world history. Remaking the study of international relations, OUP Oxford 2000.

Hopkins A.G., Globalisation in world history, Pimlico, London 2002.

Krasner S., Sovereignty.  Organized hypocrisy, Princeton University Press, Princeton 1999.

Osterhammel J., Petersson N., Globalization: a short history, Princeton University Press, Princeton 2005.

Stearns P., Globalization in world history, Routledge, London and New York 2009.