Course Description

Course Name

Twentieth Century Industrialisation

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

At least 2 courses in historical, social science or cultural studies offered by the Faculty of Humanities, or by permission of the Head of Department.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Second year, first semester course, up to three lectures per week, at least eight tutorials.

This course explores the historical experience of industrialisation through the 20th century, drawing on case studies from both the advanced industrial world and from the Third World. Particular attention will be paid to the role of the state in economic and social development, and to the relationship between industrialisation and modern war.

Assessment: Classwork counts for 50% of the final mark, and one two-ho r examination at the end of the semester in which the course is taken counts for the remaining 50%.

*Course content subject to change