Details for The West and the Making of the Globalised World

HUM101 is a general introductory course to the Modern History sub-discipline, aiming to provide an overview of major trends and interpretative approaches to the rise of ‘modernity’ from the 17th through to the 20th centuries.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HUM101
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Mark Hutchinson

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites or co-requisites:

  • HIS101 or at least 40 credit points

Awards offering The West and the Making of the Globalised World

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

HUM101 is a general introductory course to the Modern History sub-discipline, aiming to provide an overview of major trends and interpretative approaches to the rise of ‘modernity’ from the 17th through to the 20th centuries.

Outcomes

  1. Identify the role of the historian in selecting sources used to inform historical thinking and apply consistent method in aggregating, analysing, organising and expressing information;
  2. Describe and examine relevant alternate perspectives, and identify complementary and contradictory conclusions and arguments;       
  3. Discuss how Christian worldview interacts with major events and interpretations of the period, and so informs church life and mission;
  4. Summarise and interpret events in the period and provide an account of the major streams of interpretation.

Subject Content

  • Living in the midst of things: present experiences of the past, theories of Modernity and Globalization and the rise of ‘the West’/ ‘global north’.
  • A year of wonders: 1688, religion, the glorious revolution and Britain’s imperial emergence into the world (events and interpretations).
  • Trade, Settlement, and human rights up to the American Revolution (events and interpretations).
  • The French Revolution and the birth of the 19th century; the ‘liberal’ British empire in pan-imperial context, the rise of the national system (events and interpretations), settlement of Australia.
  • High imperialism, the scramble for colonies up to World War I; the ‘Christian empire’, ‘God King and country’?
  • The Collapse of Empires, 1917 -1990, the international system, universalization of human rights discourse, the ‘long war’ 1914-1989.
  • The future of the (trans)national system, from borders to global flows, shifting visions of ‘the globe’ and universal/ world/ transnational histories.

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to Face (onsite)
  • E-Learning (online)

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Case Study (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Forum Posts (10%)
  • Proposal & Annotated Bibliography (15%)

Prescribed Text

  • Primary readings provided