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MHIS1002 – Revolutions, Nationalism and Exploitation in the Modern World 1789-2001

2021 – Session 2, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Alison Holland
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Mark Hearn
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Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

Introduces students to foundational skills and concepts in the study of modern history from the late eighteenth century. Students will traverse the world from 1789 to 2001 looking closely at the role of revolution and the emergence of the nation-state, as well as the cost to humans and the natural world of economic growth and colonisation. Beginning with the French Revolution, the unit investigates conflict and change in the quest for equality and citizenship, telling the story of democratic aspirations in the modern world, including competing visions of modernity. It considers those excluded along with the new forms of solidarity and enmity created against the backdrop of rapid industrialisation, capitalism and environmental change. Students will build a foundational chronology of the modern world and develop skills such as critical and analytical thinking, effective communication and empathy.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Identify core issues and problems in building historical knowledge.
  • ULO2: Treat information in an ethical manner.
  • ULO3: Build personal and communication skills through participation in seminar discussion.
  • ULO4: Build scholarly arguments in response to historical questions, drawing upon primary and secondary sources

General Assessment Information

Late Assessment Submission Penalty

New Late penalty statement: Please update your unit guides

Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.

 

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Research Essay 50% No 23:59, 01/10/2021
Participation 30% No 23:59, 08/11/2021
Essay Plan 20% No 23:59, 30/08/2021

Research Essay

Assessment Type 1: Essay
Indicative Time on Task 2: 30 hours
Due: 23:59, 01/10/2021
Weighting: 50%

 

The research essay forms the major assessment task of the course and requires a high degree of thought, effort and preparation. The research essay questions related to each of the weekly course topics. Students are required to analyse and discuss at least eight scholarly books or journal articles relevant to the essay question. Web sites may be cited in addition to the minimum eight scholarly texts.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify core issues and problems in building historical knowledge.
  • Treat information in an ethical manner.
  • Build scholarly arguments in response to historical questions, drawing upon primary and secondary sources

Participation

Assessment Type 1: Participatory task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 26 hours
Due: 23:59, 08/11/2021
Weighting: 30%

 

Students will be assessed on their participation in weekly topic discussions, analysing primary and secondary source issues and developing their communication skills.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify core issues and problems in building historical knowledge.
  • Treat information in an ethical manner.
  • Build personal and communication skills through participation in seminar discussion.

Essay Plan

Assessment Type 1: Literature review
Indicative Time on Task 2: 16 hours
Due: 23:59, 30/08/2021
Weighting: 20%

 

Students are required to write a develop a plan for their major research essay based on an analysis of key themes and issues covered in relevant historiography.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Identify core issues and problems in building historical knowledge.
  • Treat information in an ethical manner.
  • Build scholarly arguments in response to historical questions, drawing upon primary and secondary sources

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

This unit consists of 1 lecture per week + a 2 hour tutorial. Attending tutorials (either online or in class) is compulsory and they start in the first week of semester.

The unit is supported by an iLearn site. Please login and familiarise yourself with this site which contains comprehensive information about all aspects of the unit, including assessments and weekly topics.

Unit Schedule

See ilearn for details of weekly lecture and tutorial schedule.

Policies and Procedures

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Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

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Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

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Learning Skills

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Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

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