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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will be introduced to key ideas, issues and events in European history. The subject traces the various processes by which European societies became recognisably modern. The focus is on those ideas and issues that commenced in the early-modern era which continue to reverberate through western societies. We need to understand the sources of change in the past in order to fully recognise and respond to developments that have emerged in our own recent histories. Students will acquire not only an understanding of how modern European societies emerged, but also the long-term forces that have shaped many aspects of our contemporary international order. Foundations are laid in this subject for later year studies in History, European Studies, Politics and International Relations.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDiane Kirkby

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjects HIS1MEA, HIS11MEA, HIS12MEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWestern Civilization: Ideas, Politics and SocietyRecommendedPerry, Marvin et al9TH EDITION, WADSWORTH/CENGAGE, 2009

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