Europe from Renaissance to Revolution, 1450-1800
Not available in 2012
The fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries are often claimed by historians to represent the transition between the medieval and modern worlds. Beginning with the Renaissance and Reformation in the sixteenth century, and ending with Revolution in the eighteenth century, the era was characterised by intellectual, religious and political upheaval, which affected all levels of society, not only the elites. Through lectures, tutorials and a particular emphasis on primary documents, students will examine not only the great events of this era, but will also delve below the surface to discuss the impact of these changes on the lives of ordinary men and women.
Students undertaking this course should: gain contextualised understanding of a critical turning point in the history of the modern world; develop their knowledge about history as an advanced scholarly discipline; develop critical and analytical skills appropriate to upper-level university students; develop research and reflective skills relevant to the study of the humanities; and develop written and oral communications skills appropriate for a professionalised scholarly environment.
This course will examine some of the main events, people and transformations of the early modern age in a quest to discover whether this era marks the beginning of modernity. Topics covered in lectures and tutorials might include: the legacy of the medieval world; the Renaissance; religious change;
the impact of the New World; the rise of science;
women and the family; popular culture; and the 'witchcraze'.
Students who have completed HIST3460 are not eligible to enrol
20 units in History at 1000 level or equivalent.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term