* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
DESCRIPTION This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact of these changes on peoples living in different parts of the globe. It asks questions about the nature of change. Did technological innovation lead to a higher standard of living for all, or were there losers and winners? Why were there still famines in an era of increasing agricultural production? What were the effects of the slave trade? What were the environmental consequences of change? The unit demonstrates the importance of the study of history in our understanding of the present.
ASSESSMENT: int: Tutorials (10%), 500 word exercise (10%), 2,000 word essay (40%), 2 hr exam (40%) dist.ed: Tutorials (5%), 500 word exercise (15%), 2,000 word essay (40%), 2 hr exam (40%)
TEACHING PATTERN: int: 2x1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly; dist.ed instructional package and weekend study schools
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H,I,L,W,N Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,I,L,W,N Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Video conferencing - W A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
HTA100 (except in special circumstances with the permission of the Head of Discipline or School)
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