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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1055

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
154521

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Creative Industries

Course aim

To introduce students to applied historical analysis and cultural critique by engagement with a broad overview perspective on world history.

Course content

Students will be introduced to topics such as the common origins of humanity and the development of major civilisations and cultures from ancient times in different global regions. The impacts of invaders including Greeks, Romans and Mongols will be assessed, as will the influences of Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Islamic and other cultural traditions and the pre-industrial primacy of India and China, and the global impact of European imperialism linked to science, technology and the Industrial Revolution.  Students will consider the influences of two world wars, the Cold War, and decolonisation, as well as global capitalism in the American century and the emerging challenges of the rise of Asia.

Textbook(s)

Roberts, J.M., and Westad, Odd Arne 2014, The History of the World, 6th edition, Penguin, London

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Seminar 2 hour x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Lecture (Online) 1 hour x 13 weeks
External (Discussion board with Course Coordinator online at specified times.) 1 hour x 2 sessions x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAGILL
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
EXTERNAL, MAGILL, ONLINE
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A
Essay 2250 words 50% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Creative Industries

Degrees this course is offered in

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