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HMT1000 A History of Ideas

Short Description: A History of Ideas
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090399 - Studies in Human Society n.e.c
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

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


Students in this course examine some of the most significant currents of ideas that have shaped contemporary global society. Specifically, they examine the evolution of political thought, social and cultural categories, and the philosophical and artistic movements that continue to shape Western society. Each week, students are introduced to a broad theme or concept, then chart its history over time, identifying key academic theories pertinent to it. They then apply this knowledge to various disciplinary contexts in order to articulate different perspectives in and solutions to complex problems.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online