• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest History

The course introduces students to the history of Tudor and Stuart England. A main element is politics and personage, yet just as important will be ordinary peoples' daily lives and relationships; their beliefs, values, and customs; fundamental concepts and methods used in the study of the same. Where possible, comparative consideration will be given to the British Isles and England's place therein.

While no prior knowledge is expected, the course should be of particular interest to those who have studied early modern European and American history (e.g. HIST1205/6) or are undertaking courses which consider 16th-18th-century literature, art, or philosophy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. Analyse primary sources and debate change and continuity over time;
  2. Articulate their understanding of the past and relate it to both the wider historiography and present-day concerns;
  3. Demonstrate their knowledge of the origins of the modern world; and,
  4. Conduct research in early modern political and/or socio-cultural history.

Indicative Assessment

Tutorial Participation: accounts for 10% of the final grade. [LO 1, 2]


Topical Essay: 2,000 words and worth 35% of the final grade. Students will be free to select their topic from among the first 6 tutorials for the course. Essays will typically be due 1-2 weeks after their discussion at tutorials. [LO 3]


Research Proposal: 500 words and worth 10% of the final grade. Due in the week before the mid-semester teaching break [LO 4]


Research Essay: an essay on an approved topic, 3,000 words and worth 45% of the final grade. As this task takes the place of a final exam it will be due in the first week of the scheduled examination period. [LO 4]

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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 tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

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 HIST6509.

Prescribed Texts

A Reading Brick will be compiled.

Preliminary Reading

Sharpe, J.A., Early Modern England. A Social History 1550-1760, 2nd edition, 1997 (or later).

Indicative Reading List

Contact course convener for further details.

Majors

Minors

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:
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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
3495 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person

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