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World History: The First Globalisation HTA102


This unit explores the first wave of globalisation that occurred in the long nineteenth century, between the Age of Revolution and the First World War. We explore how the world was transformed by the spread of industrialisation, nationalism, capitalism, imperialism, racism and ideologies of progress. Using a series of case studies to examine the impact of these changes on people living in different parts of the globe, this unit will enhance your understanding of the origins of our modern world.


Unit name World History: The First Globalisation
Unit code HTA102
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Anthony Page
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key developments in modern world history and develop a global perspective on how societies have interacted through time
  • Apply skills in researching and critically analysing historical evidence and the work of historians
  • Apply skills in formulating and communicating historical arguments according to the conventions of the History discipline

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Hobart:  Weekly scheduled lectorial (45 mins), online recorded lecture (45 mins), and tutorial (1.5 hours). Note: the lectorial will also be recorded and available online.
Launceston: Weekly online lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and weekly on-campus tutorial (1.5 hours).

Off Campus:
Weekly online lectures or equivalent (1.5 hours) and weekly participation in discussion boards or web-conference tutorial (1.5 hours).

AssessmentParticipation (10%)|Short assignment (15%)|Take-home exam (35%)|Research essay (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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