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HSTY3806: Global History

2024 unit information

Global historians think on a grand scale, seeking the tectonic historical forces that move beneath the surface of events. Whether the focus is on international diplomacy, war, or the circulation of people, ideas, commodities or diseases, this advanced seminar will address continuity, change and the global inter-connectedness of the past - and the present.

Unit details and rules

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Code HSTY3806
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate expert knowledge of period, place or culture in global history
  • LO2. Demonstrate expert understanding of a variety of approaches to interpreting global history, and skilfully employ and manipulate such approaches in their 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. Demonstrate capacity to integrate Indigenous and non-Western perspectives of the past and understand how axes of inequality (such as gender and racial inequalities) have been historically constructed
  • LO6. Demonstrate the skills needed to construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in written, oral, visual, or digital form.
  • LO7. Demonstrate sophisticated information and digital literacy in research

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Outline unavailable

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