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HSTY3808: Political and Economic History

2023 unit information

The study of political culture, practice and ideas offers a valuable point of entry into national and international histories. This advanced seminar will examine political and economic history as an extension of wider social, intellectual and cultural trends, exploring class and capitalism or strategies of power and resistance in democracies, dictatorships and one-party states.

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Code HSTY3808
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. Communicate arguments and ideas in a clear and effective way, both in writing and through oral presentation
  • LO2. Identify, summarise, and analyse the information and perspectives provided by existing historical scholarship
  • LO3. Demonstrate an ability to identify and select relevant and intellectually sound resources for historical research
  • LO4. Acquire and evaluate new knowledge through independent research on a prescribed essay topic
  • LO5. Independently formulate a coherent and intellectually valid topic for a research essay

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Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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