Global History - ARTS1270

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: History

ARTS1270 Global History makes humanity, rather than an individual state or nation, the subject of history, looking at human interactions throughout history, offering a historical perspective on the increasingly global society in which we live. In Global History, you will explore encounters between European, Asian, African and American societies in various areas such as politics, trade, culture, war, diplomacy and religion. It offers a non-Eurocentric historical narrative based on a multiplicity of perspectives, and focuses on the hybridisation of the world. In this course you will study forms of interactions and interdependence, connect different national histories, bring to light cultural understandings and misunderstandings, and provide a different lens for looking at confrontations and war.

ARTS1270 Global History serves as the gateway course for the discipline of history at UNSW. As a gateway to the history major, this course provides the basis (in terms of both concepts and skills) for further studies in the history curriculum. You will practise the interpretation of primary and secondary sources and the composition of historical arguments, and engage with key historical concepts and theories in the process.


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