• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest History, International Relations
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person

This course examines some of the globalising trends and processes that have shaped the modern world. While the main focus will be the twentieth century, a component of the course will consider globalisation since 1780.  Some of the broad trends and processes that may be included are: trade and commerce; technology, medical and scientific ideas; religion; political ideas and movements such as liberalism and communism; the impact of the US on global popular culture; global political movements after 1945 such as civil rights and women’s rights and feminism. The place of Australia, and the impact of these global trends on Australia, will be incorporated into the course where applicable.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the frameworks of analysis used by transnational and globalisation histories;
  2. Identify and explain some key transnational phenomena that have shaped the modern world;
  3. Analyse and assess the impact of historical globalisation on the making of the modern world.
  4. Undertake historical research using primary and secondary sources and produce written pieces demonstrating historical analysis and argument;
  5. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of at least two selected topics within the course (as demonstrated in essay assessment pieces). 

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will consist of:

Participation in on-line forums and exercises - 20%  [LO 1, 2 and 3]

Essay 1 - 40% - 2500 words [LO 1, 3, 4 and 5]

Essay 2 - 40% - 2500 words [LO 1, 3, 4 and 5]

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Approximately 120 hours, including working through the learning package and e-readings, participating in online activities, and completing assessment. 

An optional residential workshop (to consist of 2 days on ANU campus undertaking workshops, excursions and research) will be offered. 

Prescribed Texts

 A learning package / set of e-readings will be supplied at the beginning of the semester.




Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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