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.
|Unit name||World History: War, Feast and Famine|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
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- Domestic students
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- 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
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|Assessment||Examination - take home (40%)|Tutorial Participation/Other Participation (10%)|Essay (40%)|Assignment (10%)|
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