Europe in the World, c.1500-2000CE
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- Sess 2
- Sess 2
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- $1,750.00 (AUD)
- International student fee:
- $1,975.00 (AUD)
A history of the transition from European empire-building by conquest towards 'globalisation' under American hegemony. The unit covers the sudden Spanish conquests of the Aztec/Mexican and Incan empires, the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the rapid growth of the British Empire, as well as the decline of European empires in the twentieth century.
- Assignment — Short writing task (30%)
- Participation — Participation in forums (20%)
- Research Essay — Long research essay (50%)
At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- recognise key patterns in world history, especially the significance of empires in forging connections and conflicts between peoples and societies
- trace the roots of contemporary forms and concepts of globalisation back to the Renaissance and to the development of modern modes of empire
- appreciate the history of Europe in the context of the traffic of goods, peoples and ideas which constituted this new world of global connection
- identify the key similarities and differences between a variety of distinctive empires
- recognise the global implications of the transition from European imperialism to American hegemony, including its effects on the role of Australia in the world
- engage with relevant literature through careful reading and analysis of arguments
- develop sustained and coherent arguments
- communicate effectively and confidently in online discussions and writing tasks
- define and solve problems in the process of understanding complex historical and social phenomena
- make critical evaluations and informed judgments about the value, validity and reliability of opinions, ideas, knowledge and representations.
This unit addresses the following topics.
|1||A global Renaissance? Europe and Eurasia, c. 1400-1600|
|2||American empires before and after 1492|
|3||European empires in global perspective, c. 1700-1900|
|4||Global revolutions before and after 1789|
|5||A world in conflict and crisis, 1914-1945|
|6||Postwar: decolonisation to globalisation, 1945-2000|
This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:
- Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
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