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European History: Renaissance to Revolutions HTA101

Hobart, Launceston


Spanning over four centuries, from the Italian Renaissance in the late Middle Ages to the rise of European nationalism in the nineteenth century, this unit explores the history of Early Modern Europe a crucial period in shaping both Europe and the world we live in today. It investigates cultural, intellectual and religious change; the rise of the modern state; war and empire; the emergence of human rights; and modern political culture. Case studies include the Renaissance, the Spanish Empire, the Reformation, Witchcraft, the Enlightenment, the French and Industrial Revolutions, and German nationalism.


Unit name European History: Renaissance to Revolutions
Unit code HTA101
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Dr. Elizabeth Freeman

Teaching staff

Dr. Gavin Daly, Dr. Elizabeth Freeman, and Dr. Anthony Page

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain key developments and processes in the emergence of modern Europe and the shaping of the modern world.
  2. Apply skills in researching and critically analysing historical evidence and the work of historians.
  3. Apply skills in formulating and communicating historical arguments according to the conventions of the History discipline.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090305 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $1,812.50

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Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Hobart:  2 x 1-hr lectures, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly. 
Launceston: 2 x 1-hr lectures accessed online via MyLO, 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly.

Off Campus:
2 x 1-hr lectures weekly accessed online via MyLO; and participation in discussion boards or weekly web conference tutorial


Task 1: Primary-source analysis, 500 words (10%)

Task 2: Research essay, 2000 words (40%)

Task 3: Tutorial participation and quizzes (20%)

Task 4: Take-home exam (30%)

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