University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 1108 - Empires in World History

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3810
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Using Primary Sources 1 20%, Using Primary Sources 2 20%, Primary Sources for Empire 30%, Historical knowledge and understanding 30%
Syllabus:

From the beginning of recorded history to the twentieth century, the world has been shaped by the rise and fall of empires. The purpose of this course is to explore how and why empires were constructed, how they were kept together, how rulers and ruled interacted, and how and why empires disintegrated. Focusing on a series of studies, we shall draw wider conclusions about the nature of empires in world history. The scope of the course is global because we shall look at representative examples of European empires, Asian empires, and empires of the western hemisphere (such as Aztec). Not only will the course explore the political history of the empires, it will also deal with issues such as the role of women, and the impact of empire on language, art, culture, religion, the economy, the environment. The course has three main objectives. Firstly, it provides an introduction to the study of history at university level. Students will receive training in the practice of history, for example, how to use primary and secondary sources and how to frame an historical argument. Secondly, the course furnishes students with an overview of the 'big picture' of world history across the last 1,500 years. Students will acquire essential contextual knowledge which will enrich their understanding of almost any subsequent course they take in history or the humanities. Thirdly, the course introduces students to civilisations that are quite different and in some ways alien to our own, and yet which in many ways are similar. In our interconnected world, an understanding of the historical roots of different cultures is a prerequisite for global citizenship.

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Amount
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0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3810 Mon 12/03/2018 Sat 31/03/2018 Fri 04/05/2018 Fri 08/06/2018


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10914 LE01 350 65 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
19 Apr - 31 May Thursday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10852 TU21 25 FULL 28 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
18 Apr - 30 May Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
10853 TU23 25 15 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
10854 TU22 19 1 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 10am - 11am Hartley, 122, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 10am - 11am Hartley, 122, Teaching Room
10915 TU20 19 FULL 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
10916 TU18 20 2 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG09, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG09, Teaching Room
10917 TU16 20 1 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
10919 TU14 25 3 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 9am - 10am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 9am - 10am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
10920 TU12 24 1 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
19 Apr - 31 May Thursday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
10922 TU08 25 12 2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
20 Apr - 1 Jun Friday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
10925 TU05 20 5 2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
20 Apr - 1 Jun Friday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
10926 TU04 20 FULL 28 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
18 Apr - 30 May Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
10928 TU01 25 4 27 Feb - 27 Mar Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
17 Apr - 29 May Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
14090 TU17 20 1 1 Mar - 29 Mar Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
19 Apr - 31 May Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
14092 TU11 25 2 2 Mar - 30 Mar Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
20 Apr - 1 Jun Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
14094 TU03 20 FULL 28 Feb - 28 Mar Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room
18 Apr - 30 May Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG18, Teaching Room