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Area/Catalogue
HUMS 1055

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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

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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

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Justice & Society

Course aim

To introduce students to the study of civilisations, empires and great powers, eras, inventions, wars and revolutions that have shaped world history.

Course content

Students will be introduced to the evolution of human history by focusing on the rise and fall of major civilisations, empires and great powers from ancient Mesopotamia to the present. Students will study the significance of the Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Persian, Greek, Roman and Chinese civilisations, the impact of the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, European Imperialism, the Enlightenment, the American, French and Russian Revolutions, the two world wars, and the Cold War. Students will also consider the significance of the Rise of China, and the impact of Globalisation, the Digital Age and Climate Change.

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 4A)
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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.

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