University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 3039 - Human Trafficking: Atlantic Trade to Contemporary

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: HIST 2072
Assessment: First quiz 10%, Paper one 30%, Paper presentation 10%, Final research paper 40%, Final quiz 10%
Syllabus:

Human trafficking is an enduring element of world history. This course will introduce students to the underside of globalization, to the process through which human beings are turned into commodities and bought and sold on the international market. 'Modernity' in the course is seen both through the eyes of the slavers as well as through the eyes of the enslaved, and the combined effect for students will be a dark journey to the depths of the world economy. The course begins with an in-depth assessment of the Atlantic trade and the rise of Europe. But rather than consider this history as safely confined to the past, the second half of the course considers the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in which enslavement changes form, but not function. The ubiquity of enslavement will lead us to many places: Europe, Latin America, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Australia and Asia. The readings will include prize winning histories of enslavement and investigative journalism which reveals the contemporary situation. Abolitionism will be a focus as well, from its rise in the nineteenth century to its current resurgence. The inspiring strategies that enslaved people undertook to survive their bondage will be a feature throughout and are a testament to the human spirit. The major piece of assessment is a primary research paper that will allow students to discover new dimensions of this hidden history.

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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 1 Mon 15/03/2021 Thu 25/03/2021 Fri 07/05/2021 Fri 11/06/2021


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
18716 LEC0 180 12 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.
Note: This lecture is pre-recorded and can be viewed any time after publication in MyUni. Please refer to MyUni for details once enrolled.
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11212 SE05 30 FULL 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 3pm Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
11213 SE04 30 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Thursday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Thursday 10am - 12pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
11214 SE03 31 1 4 Mar - 8 Apr Thursday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 3 Jun Thursday 12pm - 2pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
11215 SE02 30 2 3 Mar - 7 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
28 Apr - 2 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 6pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
11216 SE01 30 3 2 Mar - 6 Apr Tuesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 1 Jun Tuesday 2pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
19225 SE06 30 6 5 Mar - 9 Apr Friday 11am - 1pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 4 Jun Friday 11am - 1pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room