Units of Study

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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2304 - Imperialism, 1815-2000

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Robert Aldrich


Empire is one of the key topics in human history, and we continue to live with the consequences of Europe's imperial age. This unit will examine imperialism, resistance to foreign rule, and decolonisation from 1815 to the present. It will look at particular cases of expansion (especially the French and British examples), and examine the theories used to understand imperialism. Among specific themes that will be covered are the ideologies of empire and culture, gender, race, the environment, and imperialism and nationalism.


1x250wd essay bibliography (5%), 1x250wd essay outline (5%), 1x2000wd essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%) and tutorial participation (10%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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