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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
0.125
          
  


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 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
29180 LEC0 350 99 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: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22464 TU14 30 1 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 3pm - 4pm MyUni, OL, Online Class
22467 TU11 27 11 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
22468 TU10 27 1 1 Aug - 12 Sep Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 2pm - 3pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
22469 TU09 27 3 1 Aug - 12 Sep Monday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
3 Oct - 24 Oct Monday 12pm - 1pm Napier, 210, Teaching Room
22470 TU08 27 2 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
22471 TU07 27 FULL 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
22473 TU05 27 1 4 Aug - 15 Sep Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, 205, Teaching Room
6 Oct - 27 Oct Thursday 10am - 11am Napier, 205, Teaching Room
22474 TU04 27 FULL 2 Aug - 13 Sep Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
4 Oct - 25 Oct Tuesday 10am - 11am Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
22476 TU02 27 3 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
22477 TU01 27 FULL 3 Aug - 14 Sep Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room
5 Oct - 26 Oct Wednesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG15, Teaching Room