University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 2086 - New York City in Revolution: Reacting to the Past

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: 2 x Quiz 10% each, 2 x Paper 15% each, 2 x Journal 5% each, 2 x Participation 10% each, Take home final 20%
Syllabus:

This course uses sophisticated role immersion games as a way to learn American history, and the history of New York City. The first game, New York City in Revolution, takes you to the streets of eighteenth-century New York, where you will be given a real historical character, and lots of similarly placed friends, who will then help you vie for control of the city as it descends toward anarchy in the days leading up to the American Revolution. You will risk death as you navigate the mob violence that pervades the city and will try to assert the interests of your faction, while preserving private personal goals that must remain secret. The second game, Greenwich Village, 1913, will allow you to fight for justice amidst the inequalities of the now early-twentieth-century metropolis. As you wander the bohemian coffeehouses and bars of lower Manhattan, you will encounter dreamers of all kinds. Talk of revolution will be in the air. Should women get the vote? Should anarchist ideas reshape America? Should racial discrimination be eradicated? Which should come first? Both games involve reading some of the most classic documents in American history in order to allow students to live and breathe the historical drama. The game phases of the course function entirely as a small group discovery experience, as it involves small group, self-directed discovery, guided by the instructor/game master. Students have consistently rated this course as one of the very best learning experiences they have had in their Arts degree. See the YouTube promotional video 'Learn History and Win' for more information.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11703 SE02 30 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG24, Teaching Room
11704 SE01 31 8 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 3pm - 4pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 2pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 3pm - 4pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
18499 SE03 30 3 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 5pm - 6pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 11am - 1pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 5pm - 6pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room