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HI1302 - Modern World History

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject examines major developments in world history since the beginning of the 20th century. While giving due consideration to political and economic issues, it also explores the immense social and cultural transformations that have characterised this period.

Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse and compare the work of historians in order to gain insights into their theories, methodologies and preconceptions;
  • Construct an historical context of the 20th century that can be used to assist the interpretation of both primary and secondary sources;
  • Critique concepts that explain the relationships between diverse cultures such as globalisation, colonisation, decolonisation, and economic imperialism;
  • demonstrate broad knowledge and apply skills in historical research, writing, critical thinking and problem solving.

Subject Assessment

  • presentations (25%)
  • tutorial attendance and participation (10%)
  • essays (40%)
  • centrally-administered final exam (25%).

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.