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Special Topic in History: Europe 1815 - 1914 HTA378



Europe 1815-1914 provides an introduction to major developments and themes in European history from the end of the Napoleonic Empire to the beginning of World War 1.  Students will become familiar with the inter-relationships between the major European nations (France, Germany, Austro-Hungary, Italy and Russia) during the 19th and early 20th centuries; with the major political, social and economic institutions; and with influential intellectual and political theories and theorists.  The focus will be on the period of reaction and revolution, liberal-nationalism, socialism and Marxism, the Industrial Revolution and its consequences, the unification of Italy and Germany and the colonial, economic and political conflicts that led to World War.


Unit name Special Topic in History: Europe 1815 - 1914
Unit code HTA378
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Teaching staff

Professor Stefan Petrow

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


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    25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

For 2016 only:  HTA259, HTA359


Teaching Pattern

On-campus:  2 lecturers weekly, 1 tutorial fortnightly

Off-campus:  Instructional package and study schools and web dependant


3,000-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

3,000-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), online discussion exercises (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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