• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest History
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

A series of major transformations took place in Britain between the end of the seventeenth century and the middle of the nineteenth century.  This period saw the rise of a global empire, the beginning of an industrial revolution and the emergence of new forms of politics, culture and social life.  This course examines a process by which many British people came to believe, during this era, that they were living in a fundamentally new kind of society and it investigates a range of responses to that belief.

The course helps participants to develop a critical and historical perspective on major contemporary issues: from globalization and market relations, to models of social development, principles of politics and theories of the modern state.  It will encourage debate about the origins and character of early 'modernity' in Britain and its relationship to broader patterns of social change.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. analyse the social, economic, cultural and political history of Britain and its emergence as a world power;
  2. evaluate important concepts in the study of change in modern societies;
  3. assess contemporary scholarship on British history; and
  4. construct sustained evidence-based arguments addressing key issues in British history.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 1st essay of (1500 words ) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. 2nd essay of (3000 words) (55) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Oral and/or written contribution to class activities (10) [LO 1,2,3]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor.You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIST6221.

Prescribed Texts

All prescribed reading will be available on Wattle.

Majors

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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