HIST165 Europe and the New World

Updated: 01 June 2017
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST365
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Nathan Wise (nwise@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

By the end of the 15th century European adventurers had discovered the New World and guessed its potential. The consequences of that meeting were enormous. This unit examines the engagement of Europe with the New World, geographically, politically, economically and intellectually. We will consider the exploration of Spain, France and The Netherlands but concentrate on the settlement of British North America. Topics covered include: discovery of the New World, encounters with native people, slavery, witchcraft, early settlement, cultural growth and eventual political separation in Revolution. The unit ends with the War of 1812 and the confirmation of independence for the United States of America.

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Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a knowledge of the major events and developments which took place during European expansion into the New World;
  2. negotiate and evaluate a variety of sources, including primary sources;
  3. display well-deveoped research and writing skills in an essay exploring an issue of significance in the history of European expansion into the New World;
  4. display essential knowledge of European expansion into the New World and the ability to communicate this clearly and coherently to peers in an oral or online situation and in their written assessments; and
  5. reflect on their practice as developing historians.