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HSTY1003: Birth of the Present: The world since 1750

Enlightenment and oppression, colonisation and decolonisation, the making and unmaking of nation states and the forging and unravelling of global relationships: the history of the modern world is a history of contradiction, crisis, despair and optimism. Linking social, cultural, political, environmental and economic histories in Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australia, this unit poses the question: what, in these different places, did it mean to be modern?

Code HSTY1003
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of historical developments in various parts of the world from roughly 1700 to the present
  • LO2. demonstrate critical reading skills of secondary source material
  • LO3. analyse primary sources in relation to other accumulated knowledge
  • LO4. articulate responses to unit readings in the company of other students
  • LO5. search for primary and secondary sources in response to a guided research question
  • LO6. write a research essay proposal
  • LO7. complete a research essay using primary source materials.

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