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UNE unit code: HIST363

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  • Not offered in 2021
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
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  • Yes
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit comprises a survey of the major debates surrounding the First World War. Key themes include the origins of the war; the global nature of the conflict; the social impact of the conflict (particularly as regards women); the war's impact on media and methods of state control; the effect of the conflict on emerging nationalisms (such as in Canada, Australia and New Zealand); the emergence of the United States as a global power; the emergence of international institutions; the impact of industrialisation and modern military technologies; the economic and political consequences of the war (including the Russian Revolution); and the remembrance and representation of the conflict through memorialisation, literature, film and other media since 1918.

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
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12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award

Notes

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Unit coordinator(s)

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Nathan WiseAssociate Professor - 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. understand and display detailed knowledge of the military and political course of the First World War and its cultural, social and economic impacts;
  2. understand and display knowledge of the various historiographical debates over the origins, course and impact of the war on a global scale;
  3. understand, evaluate and interpret a variety of documentary historical sources;
  4. write and present well-constructed, properly-referenced history essays;
  5. communicate effectively an understanding of various issues and topics related to the history of the First World War; and
  6. display research skills appropriate to studying history at an advanced level.

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