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HIS2103 World History Since 1500 CE

Short Description: World History Since 1500 CE
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 : 090305 - History
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

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


This course engages with key developments in world history from 1492 to 1914. It focusses especially on the rise of European empires and their interaction with Asian, American and African regions of the world from the world explorations to World War I. Specific events and case studies are discussed for their global significance with an emphasis on cultural exchange, political change, unfree labour, women, and industrialisation. Students follow the decline and rise of different powers with significant questions posed about why the empires of China and the Ottomans failed to keep pace with the West. Students in this course engage with the phases of globalisation from a world history approach, as well as world-systems theory and international relations. The course is part of the History major, can be taken as a stand-alone course or a general elective, and is particularly suited to Education students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021