MAKING OF MODERN EUROPE

HIS1MME

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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.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorDiane Kirkby

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects HIS1MEA, HIS11MEA, HIS12MEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

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

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Begun to develop skills in critically assessing primary sources, with respect to historical context and historical concepts and theoretical approaches

Activities:
Concepts and approaches introduced in Lectures; students practice in tutorial activities based on primary sources and tutorial discussion (not formally assessed but informal feedback provided); formally assessed in Research Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

02. Constructed individual arguments using elements drawn from secondary sources in the main, and expressed those arguments to convince an audience effectively, both orally in tutorials, and formally assessed

Activities:
Approach introduced in Lectures; students learn and practice skills in a Tutorial Workshop for which they have prepared in the previous two weeks, and they have practiced (and continue to practice) these skills through the semester in tutorials); this skill is formally assessed in the 500-word Essay, and then in the Research Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)

03. Demonstrated a knowledge of selected key events, and issues, and historical processes in early modern European History in the context of critical contributions in tutorial discussion and activities and formally assessed

Activities:
Knowledge developed through Lectures, independent learning using the Subject's learning resources, and in tutorials; Formally assessed in In-Class Test, and in Research Essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

04. Demonstrated that you have developed skills in evaluating and critically evaluating historical arguments in secondary sources provided, and in each others' contributions to discussion in tutorials

Activities:
Skills learned and practiced in individual reading and in weekly tutorials, particularly at the beginning where students are routinely asked to identify arguments and the elements which make up those arguments, and then asked to assess those arguments in discussion; Formally assessed via Online Exercise, where immediate feedback is provided, then in 500-word Essay and Research Essay.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

06. Evaluated ways in which European history has relevance to the formation of modern societies in Europe and in other parts of the world, and to students' own lives in Australia today - demonstrated in tutorial discussion and formally assessed

Activities:
Tutorial discussion and prepared tutorial activities (not assessed, but informal feedback provided); formally assessed in final In-Class Test.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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