University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 1108 - Empires in World History

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
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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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 Tue 15/03/2022 Thu 24/03/2022 Fri 06/05/2022 Fri 10/06/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13801 LE01 310 71 28 Feb - 4 Apr Monday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
25 Apr - 30 May Monday 2pm - 3pm The Braggs, G60, Bragg Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
13802 TU11 30 2 10 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 26 May Thursday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 113, Teaching Room
13803 TU10 30 2 11 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Friday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
13805 TU08 30 2 11 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Friday 12pm - 1pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
13806 TU07 25 4 9 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
27 Apr - 25 May Wednesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
13807 TU06 30 6 10 Mar - 7 Apr Thursday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
28 Apr - 26 May Thursday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111a, Teaching Room
13809 TU04 30 1 8 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 24 May Tuesday 11am - 12pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
13810 TU03 30 2 8 Mar - 5 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
26 Apr - 24 May Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
13811 TU02 30 5 9 Mar - 6 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
27 Apr - 25 May Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 323, Teaching Room
13812 TU01 30 2 11 Mar - 8 Apr Friday 3pm - 4pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
29 Apr - 27 May Friday 3pm - 4pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room