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The Silk Roads (HIS101)
|Organisational Unit||Global Studies|
|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%|
|Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
|Appears in these Co-Majors||History
|Appears in these Minors||Modern History
|Internet Access Requirements||Murdoch 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.|