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HI2001 - The History of Global Connections

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject explores the history of globalisation with particular emphasis on the role of Asia. It examines the economic, cultural, political and ecological transformations that have increasingly interconnected peoples and places around the globe. Among key issues examined are: the role of Asia in the development of long-distance trade routes; the place of Asia in the first global economic system; revolutions; colonialism and war; the role of technology in globalisation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a framework for understanding world history;
  • Analyse the place of diverse regions in large scale networks in the past;
  • apply skills in interpreting and assessing historical evidence;
  • analyse and discuss the causes and consequences of connections between different societies and apply them to the Tropics.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (35%) - Individual.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
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Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coord/Lect: Dr Claire Brennan, Professor Richard Nile.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours - Online activities
  • 20 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.