The Long History of Globalisation

Subject HIST40037 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 4 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours - 12 x 2 hour seminars
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours


Admission to fourth year Honours or the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) in the discipline of History.

Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Catherine Kovesi



Subject Overview:

It is a commonplace that we live in globalised world. But what does this mean in theory and in practice? How did we get to this point? And how do we interpret the processes that underpin our global world? This subject examines the origins of the interconnected global paradigm from its origins in the mid-fifteenth century until the present day. It explores the structural changes that have shaped our experiences of, and interactions with, the world. It brings a rich historical perspective to some of the critical debates and challenges of the modern era.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this subject should:

  • understand the complex forces shaping our global world;
  • understand the paradigms of consumption and globalisation;
  • understand east west perspectives on globalisation;
  • understand the role of communication technologies in globalisation, from print to social media; and
  • understand the role of empire and of ideologies in shaping and forming our globalised world.

  • A 1000 word reflective journal due during the semester (20%)
  • A 3000 word research essay due at the end of semester (60%)
  • A 1000 word final reflective journal due in the examination period (20%)

Hurdle requirement:

  • Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject.
  • All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 2% per day. After five days late assessment will not be marked. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Prescribed Texts:

Subject readings will be available online.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - History
Graduate Certificate in Arts - History
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - History
PC-ARTS History
PD-ARTS History

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