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The Silk Roads (HIS101)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit introduces students to a variety of social, political, cultural and conflict histories and explores the global history of the period 1200 to 1600. The unit explores historical problems from the European and Asian worlds. It highlights differences in historical interpretations and different ways of understanding and practicing History.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
2. Identify and interpret a wide variety of secondary and primary materials.
3. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
4. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
5. Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lecture: 1 hour per week; tutorial: 1 hour per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will introduce students to broad scholarly trends relevant to the subject matter of the unit, and to important contextual information. In tutorials, students have the opportunity to discuss critical issues relating to the subject area, and to practice interpreting primary and secondary sources. Assessment tasks allow students to develop their skills in historical analysis and explore topics of particular interest.
Assessment Assessment for the unit is: Primary source analysis 35%; Classroom work (30%); Final exam (2 hours) 35%
Prerequisites nil
Exclusions nil
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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History (BA)
Appears in these Co-Majors History
Appears in these Minors Modern History
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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Unit Coordinator
HIS101
Dr Arjun Subrahmanyan
Lecturer (South East Asian History)

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6219
e: A.Subrahmanyan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.2.008 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
HIS101

MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Arjun Subrahmanyan
Lecturer (South East Asian History)

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6219
e: A.Subrahmanyan@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.2.008 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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