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HIST 1109 - Revolutions that Changed the World

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assessment: Using Secondary Sources 1 20%, Using Secondary Sources 2 20%, Group Activity 30%, Historical Knowledge and Understanding 30%.
Syllabus:

This course will look at some of the great 'turning points' of history that have shaped the world in which we live. This might include the Renaissance and Reformation of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, the 'Scientific Revolution' of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century, the 'Sexual Revolution' of the twentieth century, as well as great political revolutions such as the American, French, Russian and Chinese. Students will actively engage with the central question of why human history in the last 500 years has witnessed periods of profound transformation. Were they driven primarily by technological and economic developments, or were new ideas and philosophies the most important agents of rapid historical change? What role was played in these transformations by individuals and by governments? What exactly do we mean by the term 'revolution', and how legitimately can the word be applied to the events that we cover in this course? This course has three main objectives. Firstly, it will ask students to engage with some of most important debates about the factors that led to rapid historical change. Secondly, the course furnishes students with an overview of the 'big picture' of world history across the last 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 will facilitate students' understanding of the world in which they live by exploring some of the key developments that have shaped our common history. The course allows for insights into our own rapidly changing era by exploring other revolutionary episodes in our past. Note: this course is very different from the 'revolutions' component of SACE.

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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 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21692 LE01 340 49 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21693 TU17 20 FULL 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 12pm - 1pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
21694 TU16 24 1 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
21695 TU15 24 FULL 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
21696 TU14 24 2 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 11am - 12pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
21697 TU13 24 1 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 3pm - 4pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
21698 TU12 24 FULL 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
21700 TU10 24 1 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
21701 TU09 24 1 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
21702 TU08 24 12 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Badger, LG17, Teaching Room
21703 TU07 20 FULL 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG19, Teaching Room
21704 TU06 24 FULL 30 Jul - 17 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Ligertwood, 228, Teaching Room
21705 TU05 20 14 1 Aug - 19 Sep Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 31 Oct Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
21708 TU02 24 1 31 Jul - 18 Sep Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
21709 TU01 24 FULL 2 Aug - 20 Sep Friday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room
11 Oct - 1 Nov Friday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 144, Teaching Room