Courses & Units

Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War HTA270

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a civil war within the British Empire and an American Revolution. We then study how tensions within the new republic, particularly over slavery, led to an American Civil War in the nineteenth century that had profound national and international significance.

Summary

Unit name Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War
Unit code HTA270
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff

Dr.Anthony Page

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,615.00 090305

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus - Hobart:  2 x 50 minute weekly lectures, plus weekly tutorials.

On Campus - Launceston:  2 x 50 minute weekly lectures via MyLO mymedia plus weekly videolink tutorials.

Off Campus:   2 x 50 minute weekly lectures via MyLO mymedia plus online discussions.

Assessment

2500-word essay (40%), short written exercise of 500 words (10%), tutorial participation (10%) , 2-hr exam (40%)

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Textbooks

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