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The Rise and Fall of the British Empire HTA230

Introduction

It was said that ‘the sun never sets on the British Empire’. This unit explores the origins, growth, and difficult afterlife of the British Empire from the 18th century until the present. It has a particular focus on the colonisation of the Atlantic world, the Indian subcontinent, South-East Asia, and the Western Pacific (including Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand). The unit takes a thematic approach including, for example, trade in bodies and goods, conflict over land and its resources, print capitalism, mapping and city planning, and collecting and displaying Empire. It also considers processes of decolonisation for those who became imperial subjects.

Summary

Unit name The Rise and Fall of the British Empire
Unit code HTA230
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Coordinator

Dr Kristyn Harman

Teaching staff

TBA

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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Domestic

Band Field of Education
1 090305

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HAU254; HAU354; HAB254; HAB354

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-campus: one 90-minute lecture weekly and one 60-minute tutorial weekly.

Off-campus: one 90-minute lecture weekly (accessed electronically) and weekly online discussion.

Assessment

On-campus assessment:

Research Exercise: primary source identification (20%);

1000 word primary source analysis (20%);

In-class participation and online activities (20%);

1500-word reflective essay (40%).

Off-campus assessment:

Research Exercise: primary source identification (20%);

1000 word primary source analysis (20%);

Online discussion and activities (20%);

1500-word reflective essay (40%).

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Textbooks

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