Course Code: I.2102 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History • Field of study: History
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Laura-Claudia Stanciu
Seminar tutor: Laura-Claudia Stanciu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 70
Number of teaching hours per week: 5
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

Knowing, understanding and a correct using of fundamental ideas concerning concepts specific to Modern History of Romanians.
Integration in a coherent structure of main theorizations and value landmarks recognised in Modern History of Romanians as well as in connected domains.
Dealing with the main events specific to the modern era in Romanian history.

Course Entry Requirements:

Introduction to Ancient History of Romanians; introduction to Medieval History of Romanians.

Course contents:

Romania’s stages of modernism. Theories and division into periods. Romanian Principalities from the Old Regime to the New Regime. Tudor Vladimirescu’s Revolution. Native reigns and regulatory reigns. The 1848 Romanian revolution in Moldova and Wallachia. Romania revolution in Transylvania, Banat and Bucovina. The Union of Romanian Principalities and Cuza’s reign. The beginning of monarchy in Romania. The proclamation of Romania as a kingdom. The Romanian Independence War. The political life in Romania. Transylvania between the end of revolution and the beginning of First World War. The Foreign Policy of Romania (1878-1914). First World War. The Modern Romanian Culture.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

retrieval of written sources on the historical past; establishing historical facts on the basis of historical sources and outside of these; the concrete production of new historical knowledge on the basis of deeper insights within the study of an epoch and/or of a medium complexity historical subject.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 60%; continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Boia, Lucian, History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness, Budapest, 2000.
Hitchins, Keith, The Romanians, 1774–1866, New York, 1996.
Hitchins, Keith, A Nation Affirmed: The Romanian National Movement in Transylvania. 1860-1914, Bucharest, 1999.
Hitchins, Keith, The Identity of Romania, Bucharest, 2009.
Pop, Ioan-Aurel, Bolovan, Ioan (eds.), Ioan, History of Romania, Cluj-Napoca, 2006, 2006.