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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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Undergraduate
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Units
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Amount
3
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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 10/08/2020 Wed 19/08/2020 Fri 30/10/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21928 LE01 420 103 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am MyUni, OL, Online Class
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
21930 TU20 25 FULL 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
21931 TU19 25 1 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 10am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 10am - 11am Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
21932 TU18 25 FULL 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 1pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 1pm - 2pm Barr Smith South, 2052, Teaching Room
21933 TU17 25 1 29 Jul - 16 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
7 Oct - 28 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
21935 TU15 25 2 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 5pm - 6pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 5pm - 6pm Ingkarni Wardli, B17, Teaching Room
21936 TU14 27 4 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
21938 TU12 25 1 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
21942 TU08 26 FULL 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 1pm - 2pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
21947 TU03 31 3 27 Jul - 14 Sep Monday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
5 Oct - 26 Oct Monday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
21948 TU02 25 FULL 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
21949 TU01 25 FULL 28 Jul - 15 Sep Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Tuesday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
22092 TU23 27 6 31 Jul - 18 Sep Friday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
9 Oct - 30 Oct Friday 11am - 12pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22093 TU22 24 FULL 30 Jul - 17 Sep Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room
8 Oct - 29 Oct Thursday 4pm - 5pm Lower Napier, LG21, Teaching Room