RIOTS AND REBELLIONS

HIS2RAR

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Riots and rebellions have been the means for popular protests against injustices, to right wrongs, and influence political events. Peasants in medieval England, African slaves and indigenous peoples in the New World, mariners in pre-modern Europe, and convicted felons in the Australain colonies, all had rebellions. Some - such as the American colonists' rebellions agains imperial Spain and England - bacame major revolutions with lasting national consequences. Others were shortlived uprisings in the face of overwhelming change. Exploring the circumstances surrounding selected rebellions, students study the dynamcis of change and continuity in the transformation of pre-industrial communities into the modern industrial world.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCharles Fahey

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 the approval of the coordinator

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNineteenth-Century BritainRecommendedBlack, J. and MacRaild, D.PALGRAVE 2003
ReadingsSocial unrest and popular protest in England 1780-1840PreliminaryArcher, J. E.CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2000

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appreciate how major historical changes affected different British social and cultural groups.

Activities:
Lectures; individual readings and tutorial activites and discussion based upon them.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

02. Appreciate varieties of history and historical debates.

Activities:
Lectures; individual readings and tutorial activites and discussion based upon them.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

03. Develop skills of independent and lifelong learning in History

Activities:
Weekly individual learning and preparation for tutorials; participation in tutorials; online discussion.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

04. Use theoretical frameworks and historical evidence to construct an argument.

Activities:
Tutorial discussion; group preparation for, and presentation, of a Powerpoint, representing a historical argument on a particular tutorial topic; individual annotated Powerpoint, adapted after feedback
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

05. Write a sophisticated historical argument grounded in historical evidence.

Activities:
Tutorial Paper
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)

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