Units of Study

HSTY2628 - BOOM! The History of War

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Frances Margaret Clarke
Phone: +61 2 9351 2880
Email: frances.clarke@sydney.edu.au

Description

The Enlightenment promised to make war a thing of the past, replacing brute force with diplomacy and law. So why has the resort to arms been so depressingly persistent? How have societies rationalised war over time and how have ways of making or experiencing war changed? And to what extent has war been a driving force in history, propelling technological, medical, or social transformations? Examining one of humankind's most intractable problems, this unit presents war's surprising, troubling, and complicated history.

Assessments

1x500wd bibliography (10%), 1x500wd essay proposal (10%), 1x2000wd essay (45%) and 1.5hr exam (35%)

Classes

2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points of History or Ancient History

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2628

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