HIST513 Empires: Conquest and Conflict

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Richard Scully (rscully@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit examines the ways in which societies have expanded their geographical, political and cultural influence as a means of increasing their power. The concept of empire will be examined across a range of different historical contexts drawn from the Ancient and Modern Worlds. This unit focus on a number of themes including the idea of empire, the means of obtaining and keeping empire, the relationship between imperial expansion and ideas of nationalism, resistance to empire, and the consequences of expansion both on the conquering and the conquered societies.

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. display an expert understanding of the concepts of empire as appropriate to the context of their chosen area of study;
  2. critically discuss historical issues and problems that specifically relate to the context of selected topic areas;
  3. select, evaluate and synthesise ideas from primary and other sources;
  4. present a coherent, sustained and properly documented argument which displays effective communication strategies; and
  5. demonstate an advanced body of knowledge related to the historical empires and be able to apply its relevance to contemporary urban issues.