Units of Study

HSTY2662 - Atlantic World in the Age of Empire

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kit Candlin
Phone: +61 2 9351 6447
Email: kit.candlin@sydney.edu.au

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

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

Prohibitions

HSTY2062

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

HSTY2662

     

Lecture

     

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney