NATIONS, EMPIRES AND CITIZENS: EUROPE AND THE WORLD

HIS2NCA

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

We live in a world of nations. But this has not always been so. This subject investigates two centuries of change since the late eighteenth century. How and when did nations arise? What did they mean for men and women? How did conceptions of liberty and equality form modern citizenship? How did women and imperial subjects struggle for participation? How can we imagine a global citizenship today? We analyse these questions through three European nations and their empires. Students will learn to employ key concepts in an argument, integrate evidence and primary sources in historical analyses; and engage in histriographical debates.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Second-year Core subject for the History major in the Bachelor of Arts.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Assimilate historians' arguments and use of sources in relation to a particular historical problem, placing all in their contexts

Activities:
A comparative aspect. Focus on one era, with a greater range of sources. Mid-length essay and examination, developing a line of argument, with annotated bibliography.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Assimilate historians' lines of argument in relation to visual materials placing the arguments and their sources in their contexts

Activities:
Integrate (with guidance) visual materials in the study of a historical issue
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Discuss disciplinary skills as articulated in readings and modelled in lectures

Activities:
Mid-length essay and examination, developing a line of argument, with explicit discussion of the nature of the sources
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify some of the ways historians show continuity and change the contexts in a past

Activities:
Mid-length essay and examination, developing a line of argument, with explicit discussion of the nature of the sources
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Identify some ways historians use the present to shape their interpretations of the past

Activities:
Mid-length essay and examination, developing a line of argument, with explicit discussion of the nature of the sources.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Investigate aspects of the historiography on a historical topic and frame a response in any one of a variety of history genres

Activities:
Formulate aspects of a set problem or issue, receiving guidance, but with expectation of identifying appropriate literature
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Write properly referenced essays using primary and secondary sources to frame a line of argument about an aspect of the past, including an annotated bibliography

Activities:
Mid-length essay developing a line of argument, with annotated bibliography
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Personal and Professional Skills (Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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