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  • The Long History of GlobalisationHIST40037

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    It is a commonplace that we live in globalised world. But what does this mean in theory and in practice? How did we get to this point? And how do we interpret the processes that underpin our global world? This subject examines the origins of the interconnected global paradigm from its origins in ...

  • Rebels and RevolutionariesHIST20065

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    Rebels and revolutionaries make history. How do they do so? And with what consequences? This subject surveys the modern history of rebellion over more than 200 years. It is structured around the career of significant rebels, from Lenin to Gandhi, from the Suffragettes to Julian Assange. Attention...

  • American History from JFK to TrumpHIST20071

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    Covering the most significant issues and debates in American history since 1945, but with emphasis on the period since 1960, this subject aims to develop a deeper understanding of American political and social controversies that remain relevant today. It charts key developments: from McCarthyism ...

  • Modern European History 1789 to 1914HIST20069

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject offers an introduction to modern European history from the French Revolution to the beginning of World War One. It outlines the key events, movements and ideologies that have shaped the modern world, including the Industrial Revolution, the Romantic movement, and the rise of national...

  • International Relations Thesis Part 1HIST90034

    Offered:Semester 1, Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject involves completion of a supervised thesis of 12 000 words, embodying the results of the student's own research. The thesis is to be submitted at the end of the second semester of enrolment. Please note: The Master of International Relations offers three thesis subjects. It is impor...

  • Russia and the WorldHIST90037

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject explores the history of Russia’s relations with the rest of the world, from Peter the Great’s attempt to open a ‘window onto the West’ through to President Vladimir Putin’s bid to mount a Russian challenge to the liberal hegemonic global order today.  Students will gain an understan...

  • Reacting to the PastHIST20081

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject introduces students to ‘Reacting to the Past’ historical role‐playing games. Through the use of game books students are placed in moments of historical controversy and intellectual ferment. The class becomes an historical arena; students, in role, become particular persons from the p...

  • The Renaissance in ItalyHIST30006

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject seeks to engage and excite students in an interactive series of ‘lectorials' which examine the social, political, and cultural history of the many central and northern Italian cities which participated in the culture known as the Renaissance. With special case studies of Florence and...

  • The First Centuries of IslamHIST20010

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject examines the growth of Islamic civilisation in the period between the revelation of the Quran and the Spanish Christian reconquest of Granada in 1492. The study focuses on the Arabic speaking areas of western Asia, North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula, and its aim is to understand ...

  • Britain in the Wider World 1603-1815HIST20077

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This seminar-based subject, which includes a substantial addition of on-line leaning material, examines the social, political, economic and cultural history of Britain (including Ireland and the British Empire) from the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 and the subsequent union of England, Wales and S...

  • Total War: World War IIHIST20060

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject will focus on the second total war of the twentieth century and will explore questions about the causes of armed conflict, the nature of total war, and some of the consequences (social, economic, cultural and political) of total war for modern European and global history. Among the t...

  • American History: Revolution to WWIIHIST20059

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    In its first 170 years the US grew from a disparate collection of east-coast colonies to a major world power. This subject examines American society through these years, exploring the intertwined themes of slavery, freedom and growth. The first part focuses on the consequences of the existence of...

  • The Modern Middle EastHIST30015

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject is a historical survey of the major events, movements and relationships underlying the making of the modern Islamic and Arab Middle East since the end of the First World War. The subject enables students to understand: the interplay of religion and foreign rule and intervention in sh...

  • The World Since World War IIHIST10012

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    The subject examines social, economic and political change in the world from Hiroshima to September 11, using case studies to explore topics and themes such as the Cold War, the population explosion, civil rights, decolonisation, fundamentalism and global warming. Key concepts developed during th...

  • The United Nations: Review and ReformPOLS90016

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    The subject will examine various dimensions of the conflict between national sovereignty and international interdependence which impinge on the nature and institutions of global governance. It will extend students' knowledge of the diversity of the forms of international governance, and of the pu...

  • Human RightsPOLS90038

    Offered:Semester 2Year:2019

    This subject examines the theory and practice of international human rights. It explores the historical origin of the idea of human rights culminating in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and critically examines the development of human rights regimes and practice at the internationa...

  • The EU in International AffairsPOLS90011

    Offered:AugustYear:2019

    This subject focuses on current debates on the European Union (EU) as an International Actor in foreign policy, diplomacy and trade. It introduces students to conceptual and analytical debates and public discourses on the EU's political development and external role. It examines the context of it...

  • International Governance and LawPOLS90023

    Offered:Semester 1Year:2019

    This subject provides an advanced introduction to the history, theory, institutions and practice of international governance and law. The subject will provide students with a broad understanding of the evolution of the international system of states, the development of diplomacy, the evolution of...

  • Political PsychologyPOLS30034

    Offered:JanuaryYear:2019

    Why do people vote the way they do? How do elites make decisions when faced with foreign policy crises? Is emotion a positive or negative force in politics? What factors lead to political participation? Why did just about everyone fail to predict the global financial crisis? Political psychology ...

  • On Country Learning: Indigenous StudiesPOLS30028

    Offered:FebruaryYear:2019Quotas apply

    This subject provides an in depth study of the historic Indigenous political struggle for racial equality, land justice, heritage control, and for self determination, by focusing on the Yorta Yorta as a case study. It embraces a number of relevant Indigenous political and historic themes. These w...