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Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War HTA270

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War
Unit code HTA270
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator

Dr. Anthony Page

Teaching staff

Dr. Anthony Page

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

Availability

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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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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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

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key themes in the history of the United States of America.
  2. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the American past.
  3. Construct evidence-based arguments and articulate them in written and oral form with greater ability and confidence.
  4. Integrate concepts of historical understanding, including evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, empathy, significance, perspectives and contestability.

Fees

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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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus (Hobart):
Weekly lectures (2 x 1 hour)
Weekly tutorial (1 hour)

On Campus (Launceston):  
Weekly lectures (2 x 1 hour) via MyLO MyMedia 
Weekly videolink tutorials

Off Campus:   
Weekly lectures (3 hours) via MyLO MyMedia plus online discussions.

Assessment

Task 1: Short written exercise, 500 words (10%)

Task 2: Research essay, 2500 words (40%)

Task 3: Unit/tutorial participation (10%)

Task 4: Exam (40%)

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