This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a civil war within the British Empire and an American Revolution. We then study how tensions within the new republic, particularly over slavery, led to an American Civil War in the nineteenth century that had profound national and international significance.
|Unit name||Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Demonstrate an understanding of key themes in the history of the United States of America.
- Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the American past.
- Construct evidence-based arguments and articulate them in written and oral form with greater ability and confidence.
- Integrate concepts of historical understanding, including evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, empathy, significance, perspectives and contestability.
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
|Assessment||Take home exam (35%)|Short written assignment (10%)|Research essay (40%)|Tutorial participation (15%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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