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Unit convenor and teaching staff
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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.
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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.
|Research Essay||50%||No||23:59, 01/10/2021|
|Essay Plan||20%||No||23:59, 30/08/2021|
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.
Students will be assessed on their participation in weekly topic discussions, analysing primary and secondary source issues and developing their communication skills.
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.
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2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
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.
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Unit information based on version 2021.03 of the Handbook