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International History of the 20th Century (8511.4)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 2 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Communication and Media



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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (178506) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164947) - View
    • Winter Term, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164865) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (161321) - View
    • Winter Term, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (161328) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140863) - View
    • Winter Term, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (143558) - View

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    Using an historical lens, this unit examines key issues and events of the 20th century. The 20th century provides the immediate historical context from which contemporary international relations have developed. It was marked by massive international upheaval, including two world wars, a global economic slump, the ending of colonial empires, a global cold war, the reorganisation of world trade, global social change, and the introduction of global institutions. This unit explores how such major issues and events have influenced the development of the contemporary world.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a deeper understanding of global issues through the process of historical analysis;

    2. Identify and suggest explanations for key global events between 1900 and 2000; and

    3. Develop an historical context within which to critically interpret the key events and issues in the world today.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    3 hours per week (1.5 hour lecture & 1.5 hour tutorial).





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