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HIS2005 Europe: History of an Idea

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Arts and Communication


Pre-requisite: Any First Year History Course

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course engages with questions about the `idea' of Europe and Europeans. It introduces students to modern European history by examining some of the forces and trends that influenced developments between the Black Death (1348) and the rise of nationalism after the French Revolution of 1789. By focussing on significant turning-points and some of the colourful players in this historic age, students analyse features of political, social and cultural change. In particular, the course allows students to engage with critical issues to do with Europe's hegemonic transformations and responses to the ideas emerging over the period with an emphasis on primary source analysis. Content and assessment items in this course lead to an appreciation not only of the relevance of the rise of nation states, but also the significance of Enlightenment ideas for our current times.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2015 External
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba