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HIST 1108 - Empires in World History

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: 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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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: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10901 LE01 360 106 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10848 TU21 23 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
10849 TU23 24 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 11am - 12pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 11am - 12pm Hartley, 108b, Teaching Room
10850 TU22 23 FULL 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
10902 TU16 21 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
10903 TU14 23 12 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
10904 TU12 25 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
10905 TU08 24 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
10906 TU05 22 13 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
10907 TU04 23 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
10908 TU01 21 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG12, Teaching Room
13900 TU17 22 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 3pm - 4pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
13901 TU11 24 1 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
13902 TU03 24 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
18986 TU18 20 FULL 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room