Learning outcomes: After having attended the seminar, students should be able: a) to reconstruct the main aspects of the theories of progress that we have studied during the semester (see below); b) to critically present and discuss their presuppositions and their problems; c) to pinpoint their convergences and their divergences; d) to present the changes in the approach to history as progress that have taken place between the 18th and the 20th centuries as well as to expound on the reasons of these changes; e) to approach in the same terms those theories that have either put to doubt or rejected the conception of history as progress.
Production of free, creative and inductive thinking.
Production of new research ideas.
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Independent teaching activities
Weekly teaching hours
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Is the course offered to erasmus students: