Module Identifier IPM4030  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Professor Ian Clark  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Seminar   1 x two hour seminar per week  
Assessment Essay   1 x 4,000 words   50%  
  Exam   3 Hours   50%  

Learning outcomes

General description

The module will trace the development of processes of globalization throughout the twentieth century. In particular, it will investigate the nature of the pre-1914 international economy and balance of power, the impact of the two world wars, the reasons for the apparent disintegration of the inter-war period, the association between globalization and the development of the cold war, and the evidence for a distinctive form of globalization since the 1980s.


The module aims to provide a thematic overview of twentieth century international history around the organizing concept of globalisation. It will explore the utility of this concept to determine whether it is a helpful theme around which to construct a 'macro' interpretation of the century.