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HI1302 - World History Since 1900

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

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

  • to develop skills in historical writing and research;
  • to introduce students to some of the theories, methodologies and preoccupations of historians today;
  • to provide students with an historical perspective on the important events and changes of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Dr Janice Wegner.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Professor Russell McGregor
Lecturers: Professor Russell McGregor, Dr Claire Brennan.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (35%); quizzes or tests (10%); presentations (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (35%).

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.