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HSTY1002: Age of Empires

In this unit you will develop the analytical skills to understand historical change. We will examine political, economic, social and cultural trends in a range of regions across a large span of time, c. 1000-1750 AD. Topics covered include Christianity and Islam, varieties of states and empires, and political transformations. We will examine the significance of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment, and consider what these episodes look like in a global context.

Code HSTY1002
Academic unit History
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of more than one period, place, or culture of the pre-modern era
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the variety of approaches to interpreting the past, particularly political, cultural, social and intellectual
  • LO3. identify and be familiar with written, visual and digital primary sources belonging to the pre-modern era
  • LO4. examine historical issues by undertaking research that begins with a problem and establishes its historical context
  • LO5. analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past using the skills of sifting through information to weigh its significance and close reading of various texts
  • LO6. construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in oral and written form.

Unit outlines

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