NATIONS, EMPIRES AND CITIZENS: EUROPE AND THE WORLD
Credit points: 15
Since the late 18th century, state-based nationalisms have largely replaced localties and broad imperial formations from the pre-modern world. The Industrial Revolution and the rise of capitalism accompanied and intensified these transformations. A crucial result of these changes was the new idea of the citizen, built on political liberty and equality of opportunity. But well into the 20th century, most people on the planet were still living in colonial or land-based empires. Who was really a citizen? What did it mean for imperial masters and subjects to become citizens of a single nation? The themes of citizenship and power underpin many of the assumptions in contemporary social and political debates. We will analyse these questions through comparisons of European nations and their empires: e.g. Britain, Russia, France, Spain. Students will learn to integrate evidence and primary sources in historical analysis; to employ key concepts and engage in historiographical debates.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorIan Coller
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year History or Art History and 15 credit points of another first year Humanities or Social Science subject
Special conditions Second-year Core subject for the History major in the Bachelor of Arts.
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Coller
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|One 1,500-word essay||50|
|One 500-word essay plan||10|
|one two hour exam (equivalent to 2000 words of assessment)||40|