Concepts of Europe - ARTS1780

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: European Studies
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: History

Charting the multiple origins and genealogies of the idea of Europe, its fluctuating character and boundaries, the course focuses on key periods, events, and developments that have informed the notion of Europe. It looks at precursors and models for the idea of a unified Europe such as the Holy Roman Empire; at pan-European conflicts like the Thirty-Year War; at scientific innovations and political upheavals, from the Renaissance to the French Revolution, but also at Europe’s relationship to its presumed “others,” whether within or outside of its borders. The legacy of Europe is thus assessed in terms of its ideals and ideologies, both past and current, and in terms of the realities of strife and crisis that have marked its history.
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