History of the Present: The World since 1900 - ARTS1271

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

Excluded: HIST1021

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

Today’s news headlines are dominated by the rise of populist leaders like Donald Trump, by stories of refugee movements, ethnic and racial tensions, by religious violence and fundamentalism, war in Middle East, the concentration of global wealth into fewer and fewer hands, and China’s return to the centre of world power. How can history help explain such phenonema? In History of the Present, you will explore colonialism and decolonization, modernity and tradition, communism, fascism and liberalism, the rise of feminisms, the intensification of global exchanges, and environment developments. You will look back over the last twelve decades to find the roots of our present-day fortunes. With an array of our twentieth century historians, you will ponder how the last century explains, problematizes and deepens our understanding of the present.


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