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Making of the Modern World (HIS182)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit introduces students to a variety of social, political, cultural and conflict histories and explores how the global history of the past three hundred years has shaped the contemporary world. The unit explores historical problems from the European, Trans-Atlantic, and Asian worlds. It highlights differences in historical interpretations and different ways of understanding and practising 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 practise 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:
Internal: Participation 10%; Preliminary exercise 25%; Essay 25%; Final exam ( 2 hours) 40%;
External: Preliminary exercise 30%; Essay 30%; Final Exam 40%
Prerequisites Nil.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed either of the following units may not enrol in this unit for credit: HIS182 Turning Points in History.
Previously 2013: 'Turning Points in History'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
History (BA)
History (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Politics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Appears in these Co-Majors History
Humanities and Social Sciences Minor Teaching Area
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
HIS182
Dr Dean Aszkielowicz
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2306
e: D.Asko@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.033 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
HIS182

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Dean Aszkielowicz
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2306
e: D.Asko@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.033 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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