Undergraduate | MUR-HIS313 | 2024
Rebellion in World History
Build on your history studies with a review of rebellion against modern empires. From ideological movements to guerrilla warfare, you’ll explore a range of resistances where locals struggled to overturn the system.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
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Rebellion in World History
About this subject
On successful completion of the subject you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of key ideologies, themes, cultures, experiences and the enduring importance of rebellion in the modern imperial age.
- Identify, interpret and use appropriate primary and secondary sources in the completion of a research project.
- Critically analyse historical evidence and scholarship, demonstrating an awareness of different conceptual approaches and how interpretations of the past might differ.
- Demonstrate articulate communication skills by constructing evidence-based arguments in an audio, digital, oral and/or written form.
- Demonstrate technical proficiency in the conventions of the discipline.
- This unit traces major moments of colonial rebellion in the modern world. Students will learn about experiences of dramatic political upheaval, guerrilla warfare, and social and ideological movements that have reverberated through the decades.
The history of the imperial age is largely a story of powerful empires sweeping aside resistors in Africa, the Americas, Australia and Asia to acquire and exploit a territory as a colony. Empires did not always rely on military might alone to maintain control. Some colonies, instead, were ruled through networks of self-serving local elites such as wealthy merchants, political organisations, tribal leaders and local or imported nobility. Within these large imperial networks, however, resistance to local elites and/or imperial forces could form that, at times, led to armed rebellions and massive civil unrest. These movements could be based on desperate local economic circumstances, the ambitions of a charismatic rebel leader, or the salience of an ideology – such as Marxism – that rallied the local population to attempt to overturn the system. This unit traces major moments of colonial rebellion in the modern world. Students will learn about experiences of dramatic political upheaval, guerrilla warfare, and social and ideological movements that have reverberated through the decades.
Please Note: All students studying at Murdoch University will need to complete the compulsory unit, Murdoch Academic Passport (MAP100), which only takes 2-3 hours to complete online. Find out more: http://goto.murdoch.edu.au/MurdochAcademicPassport.
- Discussion and Engagement (30%)
- Rebellion Case Study (30%)
- Research Paper (40%)
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