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Undergraduate | MAQ-MHIX1001 | 2024

Forging the West: A World History of Europe, 1215-1788

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Explore a crucial period of premodern history. Analyse the religious, political, economic, and cultural events that contributed to the creation of Western society. Dive more deeply into an aspect of this era by penning a research-based essay. 

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Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
18 weeks

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Forging the West: A World History of Europe, 1215-1788

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:

    1. Understand and explain the ways in which religion, trade, and empire connected the premodern world.
    2. Read, evaluate, and ask questions of a variety of historical sources, locating them in their appropriate contexts.
    3. Analyze and assess the impact that various events, movements and ideas had on the creation of the premodern world, producing a complex picture of this world.
    4. Synthesise primary and secondary sources to develop clear, specific, evidence-based arguments in response to historical questions.

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Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.

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0.125 EFTSL

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