Revolutions, Nationalism and Exploitation in the Modern World, 1789-2001
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Identify core issues and problems in building historical knowledge.
- Treat information in an ethical manner.
- Build personal and communication skills through participation in seminar discussion.
- Build scholarly arguments in response to historical questions, drawing upon primary and secondary sources
- Political revolutions of the modern world: including the French and the Russian Revolution, Industrial and urban revolution, demographic revolution, cultural revolution, sexual revolution, 'Third World' revolutions, the Digital revolution and the neoliberal revolution
- La Patrie: France, Germany and the origins of modern nationalism
- Britain’s Imagined Communities
- Securing the Nation? Australia and the Asia Pacific
- National Liberation post 1945
- Manifest Destiny: Dispossession and displacement
- The 'Nefarious Trade': Slavery
- Environmental Plunder: Extraction
- Third World Exploitation: Trafficking and Labour
NCCW (pre-2020 units) MHIS102 NCCW (2020 and onwards) MHIS1002 Revolutions, Nationalism and Exploitation in the Modern World, 1789-2001
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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 Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
Introduces students to foundational skills and concepts in the study of modern history from the late eighteenth century. Students will traverse the world from 1789 to 2001 looking closely at the role of revolution and the emergence of the nation-state, as well as the cost to humans and the natural world of economic growth and colonisation. Beginning with the French Revolution, the unit investigates conflict and change in the quest for equality and citizenship, telling the story of democratic aspirations in the modern world, including competing visions of modernity. It considers those excluded along with the new forms of solidarity and enmity created against the backdrop of rapid industrialisation, capitalism and environmental change. Students will build a foundational chronology of the modern world and develop skills such as critical and analytical thinking, effective communication and empathy.
- Essay Plan (20%)
- Research Essay (50%)
- Participation in weekly discussion (30%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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