The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe under the leadership of Napoleon. Britain was transformed by war, industrial revolution and the development of a global empire. This unit takes a comparative history approach to studying key aspects of the emergence of Britain and France as modern imperial powers.
|Unit name||Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France|
|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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- Explain the comparative history of British and French society, culture, identities, and imperial and military rivalry between 1745 and 1815
- Apply advanced skills in researching and understanding the historiography of the age of revolutions
- Apply an advanced capacity for historical reasoning, analysis and argument
- Apply advanced skills in communicating according to the conventions of the History discipline
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Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
Weekly lectorial (45 min), lecture (45 min) & tutorial (90 min)
Weekly lectorial (45 min), lecture (45 min) & online discussions
|Assessment||Quizzes (15%)|Short assignment (15%)|Take home exam (30%)|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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