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HSTY3802: Medieval and Early Modern History

The medieval and early modern world vibrated with a life that seems foreign to us. Listening to voices from centuries ago, this advanced seminar invites you to think critically about cultural difference by exploring peoples and places that are at once radically strange and surprisingly familiar. We journey into the past to investigate a nominated theme or context in an era of cultural transformation, rising colonialism, religious upheaval, and political invention.

Code HSTY3802
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in History

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate expert knowledge of period, place or culture in Medieval and Early Modern history.
  • LO2. Demonstrate expert understanding of a variety of approaches to interpreting Medieval and Early Modern history, and skilfully employ and manipulate such approaches in your own work.
  • LO3. Skilfully analyse and interpret both primary evidence and secondary literature.
  • LO4. Work both independently and collaboratively to develop and refine historical understanding and awareness.
  • LO5. Apply interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history.
  • LO6. Demonstrate capacity to integrate Indigenous and non-Western perspectives on the past and understand how axes of inequality (such as gender and racial inequalities) have been historically constructed.
  • LO7. Demonstrate the skills needed to construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in written, oral, visual, or digital form.
  • LO8. Demonstrate sophisticated information and digital literacy in research.

Unit outlines

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