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UNE unit code: HIST513

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  • 6

Unit information

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This unit examines the ways in which societies have expanded their geographical, political and cultural influence as a means of increasing their power. The concept of empire will be examined across a range of different historical contexts drawn from the Ancient and Modern Worlds. This unit focus on a number of themes including the idea of empire, the means of obtaining and keeping empire, the relationship between imperial expansion and ideas of nationalism, resistance to empire, and the consequences of expansion both on the conquering and the conquered societies.

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Notes

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Unit coordinator(s)

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Richard ScullyAssociate Professor, Modern History - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. display an expert understanding of the concepts of empire as appropriate to the context of their chosen area of study;
  2. critically discuss historical issues and problems that specifically relate to the context of selected topic areas;
  3. select, evaluate and synthesise ideas from primary and other sources;
  4. present a coherent, sustained and properly documented argument which displays effective communication strategies; and
  5. demonstate an advanced body of knowledge related to the historical empires and be able to apply its relevance to contemporary urban issues.

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