• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Asian Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Li Narangoa
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2019
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In the 13th century, Mongol armies created one of the largest empires in world history, stretching at its height from the Sea of Japan to the Mediterranean, from the South China Sea to the Baltic.  Although short-lived, this empire had a profound influence on world history, creating unprecedented cultural and economic links between East and West and transforming political structures in China, the Middle East and Europe.  This course examines the Mongol empire, its rapid rise and sudden decline, comparatively in the global context of empire-building and the management of complex imperial structures.  It assesses the long-term impacts of the Mongol eruption on politics, religion and popular culture.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course students should have the skills and knowledge to:

1. Develop students' capacity to see current and historical structures in the international order in comparative perspective.
2. Deepen empirical knowledge of the past and its patterns as a basis for citizenship.
3. Enhance their analytical, research and writing skills.
4. Improve their academic communication skills through discussion, book review and essay writing.
5. Apply historical analyses to produce extended arguments.
6.Obtain critical skills in the identification and use of historical sources

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

Book report presentation 5%

Book review (600 words) 10%

Participation 10%

Examination (1 hour) 25% (students to answer 4 of 10 short-answer questions)

Essay (3000 words) 50%

Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but may expect more rigorous assessment and additional assignment work, tailored to the graduate students’ interests.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

This course is incompatible with ASIA2016.

Fees

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:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $3360
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2019 $5160
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4426 25 Feb 2019 04 Mar 2019 31 Mar 2019 31 May 2019 In Person N/A

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