Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures and a 1-hour tutorial per week |
Total Time Commitment: 8 hours per week: total time commitment 96 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Richard Pennell
An overview of the history of the world the last two generations have grown up in. The emphasis is on the world - this is not a history of Australia, but of the world beyond our shores. There are two great themes in this the period. The first is the threat and promise of nuclear power, both as a source of energy and a weapon that that underpinned the superpower rivalry of the cold war and was the background to the political independence of Africa and Asia and the economic restructuring of the world in Europe and East Asia. The second is the collapse of the superpower system in the 1980s, culminating with the abolition of the Soviet Union, and the power of popular opposition to authoritarian and tyrannical regimes, the soaring economic power of East Asia and the survival of the United States as the remaining superpower.
Students who successfully complete this subject should...
|Assessment:||Essay proposal 500 words 10% (due mid-semester), research essay 1500 words 40% (due late semester), exam 50% (during examination period). Hurdle requirement: students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.|
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