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HMT1000 History of Western Ideas

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

Other requisites

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


This course provides a survey of some of the most significant currents of ideas in Western culture. Each week, the course introduces a pair of concepts that it explores in both Western and non-Western contexts, charting the history of these concepts over time and how they are applied in various disciplinary contexts. Specifically, it looks at the evolution of political thought, social and cultural categories, and the philosophical and artistic movements that continue to shape Western society today.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2015 External
Semester 2, 2015 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2015 On-campus Toowoomba