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HIS2103 Global History, 1500-1900

Short Description: Global History, 1500-1900
Units : 1
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 : 17 October 2021

Other Requisites

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


Students in this course engage with key developments in world history from 1492-1914 (world explorations to World War I), beginning with a focus on the rise of European empires and their interaction with the world regions of Asia, the Americas, Africa and Oceania. By following the decline and rise of different powers, we examine significant questions about why empires such as China and the Ottomans did not keep pace with the West and how African slavery contributed to the making of the modern world. Students can expect to engage with the phases of globalisation from a world history perspective, as well as world-systems theory and international relations, to examine specific events and case studies for their global significance in relation to cultural exchange, political change, unfree labour, women, and industrialisation.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 17 October 2021