Courses & Units

Special Topic in History HTA378

Hobart, Launceston


In 2020 this special topic will examine the fascinating history of Imperial Russia from the seventeenth century to the Revolution of 1917


In 2020 this special topic will examine the fascinating history of Imperial Russia from the seventeenth century to the Revolution of 1917. Straddling the borderlands between Europe and Asia, Russia reveals in stark relief key issues in westernisation and modernisation. Nineteenth-century Russia was one of the most intellectually and artistically creative moments in history, as a deeply traditional society experienced increasing social and economic change. We study how Russian intellectuals debated national identity in their Eurasian state, and created a distinctive variety of socialism that triumphed in the revolutions of the early twentieth century


Unit name Special Topic in History
Unit code HTA378
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Dr Anthony Page

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of continuity and change in a particular period, place, and/or historical theme.
  2. Demonstrate a sophisticated ability to examine historical sources and issues according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the History discipline.
  3. Construct evidence-based arguments or narratives in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $1,729.00 090305

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    25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any Faculty

Mutual Exclusions

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

HTA247 or HTA347


Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 2 x 1-hour lectures weekly, 1 x 1-hour tutorial fortnightly.

Off-campus: 2 x 1-hour recorded lectures weekly, and fortnightly online discussions.


On-campus: 3,000-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), tutorial participation (10%), take-home exam (40%)

Off-campus: 3,000-word essay (40%), 500 word minor assignment (10%), online discussion exercises (10%), take-home exam (40%)

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