Units of Study

HSTY2662 - Atlantic World in the Age of Empire

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kit Candlin


Between 1450 and 1825, the nations of Europe began building a series of overseas colonies and empires that fundamentally shaped the world in which we now live. This unit will survey the creation and development of the new Atlantic World that resulted. Starting with the voyages of Columbus, and focusing on the experiences of natives, settlers and slaves, we'll explore early encounters, immigration, the slave trade and finally independence movements and revolutions that created the new nations of the Americas.


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


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


(12 junior credit points of History or 12 junior credit points of Ancient History) or (AMST1001 and (HSTY1023 or HSTY1076))




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