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The Great War 1914 to 1918 (HIST20082)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeHIST20082
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The Great War, the ‘seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century’, now lies more than a century behind us, but its aftershocks continue to reverberate down to the present. This subject aims to globalise the history of the war, as well as paying special attention to Australia’s war experience. Students will examine not just the military history of the war, but also its social, political, cultural and economic impact, and will consider the ways in which this experience transformed how we think about war, modernity, and life and death. Students will also have the opportunity to look at the war experience from a unique angle through working with soldiers’ and civilian diaries and letters from the University Archives.

Intended learning outcomes

Have acquired the ability to overcome some of these challenges by critical analysis of a variety of primary evidence available to the historian of the First World War.

Last updated: 11 October 2019