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Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War HTA270

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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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Anthony Page
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

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
Weekly videolink tutorials (1 hour)

Off Campus:   
Weekly lectures (2 hours) via MyLO plus online discussions.

AssessmentTake home exam (40%)|Short written assignment (10%)|Research essay (40%)|Tutorial participation (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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