HIST363 The First World War, 1914-1918: History and Memory

Updated: 13 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Nathan Wise (nwise@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit comprises a survey of the major debates surrounding the First World War. Key themes include the origins of the war; the global nature of the conflict; the social impact of the conflict (particularly as regards women); the war's impact on media and methods of state control; the effect of the conflict on emerging nationalisms (such as in Canada, Australia and New Zealand); the emergence of the United States as a global power; the emergence of international institutions; the impact of industrialisation and modern military technologies; the economic and political consequences of the war (including the Russian Revolution); and the remembrance and representation of the conflict through memorialisation, literature, film and other media since 1918.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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. understand and display detailed knowledge of the military and political course of the First World War and its cultural, social and economic impacts;
  2. understand and display knowledge of the various historiographical debates over the origins, course and impact of the war on a global scale;
  3. understand, evaluate and interpret a variety of documentary historical sources;
  4. write and present well-constructed, properly-referenced history essays;
  5. communicate effectively an understanding of various issues and topics related to the history of the First World War; and
  6. display research skills appropriate to studying history at an advanced level.