|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||The Twentieth Century|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090305 - History|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||19 June 2021|
Examiner: Jayne Persian
Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
The twentieth century is central to students who wish to understand history, international relations and the contemporary world. The recent global past is also a notable content area in schools’ Modern History syllabus, and the course is therefore crucial for intending secondary teachers. Beyond content-specific knowledge, the course will provide students with advanced skills in critical thinking, enabling future research and life-long learning.
Students trace the key events, themes and ideologies that shaped the world in the twentieth century. They examine social and political histories, and consider the manner in which international and local events have impacted people's everyday life. Course themes include ideas of popular resistance, terrorism and warfare, democracy, and decolonisation. Attention will also be given to structures of gender, poverty and race in order to understand the broad social, political and cultural movements that shaped the contemporary world.
On completion of this course students should have:
- an informed and critical awareness of historical developments across the world in the twentieth century;
- an ability to identify and critique a variety of conceptual and scholarly approaches to history in the period;
- academic literacy and research skills in locating and interpreting relevant primary sources;
- an ability to analyse the key events, personalities, and ideologies that shaped the century;
- a capacity to construct an evidence-based argument.
|1.||Colonialism and the status quo: the European Ascendancy||7.60|
|2.||Colonialism and change: the Rise of Germany and Japan||7.70|
|3.||Social conflict and war: the First World War and the Russian Revolution||7.70|
|4.||Social conflict and the economy: the United States and Spain||7.70|
|5.||Totalitarianism and consent: Germany and the Soviet Union||7.70|
|6.||Totalitarianism and violence: the Second World War in Europe and Asia||7.70|
|7.||Totalitarianism and culture: the Cold War in Europe and Asia||7.70|
|8.||Democracy and decolonisation: India and southeast Asia||7.70|
|9.||Democracy and nationalism: Latin America||7.70|
|10.||Democracy and race: the Indian subcontinent and southern Africa||7.70|
|11.||International order and cooperation: the League of Nations and the United Nations||7.70|
|12.||International order and conflict: the Middle East||7.70|
|13.||International order and ideology: the American Ascendancy and end of the Cold War||7.70|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=HIS3002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|ONLINE QUIZZES||100||40||13 Jul 2021||(see note 1)|
|LITERATURE REVIEW 1000 WORDS||100||20||17 Aug 2021|
|RESEARCH ESSAY 2000 WORDS||100||40||28 Sep 2021|
- The online quizzes should be taken by the student on completion of the first and second half of the course. The exact dates will be advised in the first week of lectures.
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.