While historians often study particular times and places in detail, it is important to also step back and see the big picture. In this unit we study continuity and change at a global level and/or over long periods of time. Using a range of historical sources such we will study change in areas such as warfare, economics, society, ideas and popular culture. Students will develop an understanding of both the challenges of studying big picture history and the necessity of doing it in our globalised world.
|Unit name||Big Picture History|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Dr. Anthony Page
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- Explain the nature of continuity and change in an aspect of world history.
- Apply skills in critical analysis of large-scale themes and issues according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the History discipline.
- Communicate clear and well organised evidence-based arguments in audio, digital, oral, visual and/or written form.
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Weekly Workshop (2.5 hours)
Task 1: Take home exam (40%)
Task 2: Short assignment, 500 words or equivalent (10%)
Task 3: Major assignment, 3000 words or equivalent (40%)
Task 4: Tutorial/other participation (10%)
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