Courses & Units

Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France HTA367

Hobart, Launceston


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
Unit code HTA367
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 Advanced


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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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090305 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

On campus Hobart

Weekly lectures (2 hours) & fortnightly tutorial (1 hour)

On campus Launceston

Weekly lectures (2 hours) & fortnightly tutorial via zoom in classroom (1 hour)

Off campus

Weekly lectures (2 hours) & fortnightly online discussions


AssessmentQuizzes (15%)|Take home exam (30%)|Source Analysis (15%)|Essay (40%)
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