20th and 21st Century World History


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework, discussion sessions, and an exam portfolio.

Learning objectives


  • significant political events and social and cultural themes and processes in the modern global environment
  • the functions of political institutions and social movements in society and their significance in relation to modern historical trends.


  • communicating knowledge 20th and 21st century social, political, and cultural trends in a clear, structured, and comprehensible manner
  • discussing social, cultural, and political events, products and/or texts in relation to modern historical phenomena and processes.


  • elucidating social, cultural, and/or political issues in 20th and 21st century Western and global history on the basis of relevant knowledge.

Extent and expected workload




Name of exam20th and 21st Century World History
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleDet 20. og 21. århundredes verdenshistorie
Module codeBALISE20184
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities