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Europe: Enlightenment and Revolution (6 points)


Leader: David Garrioch

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit will begin with an overview of the period (c. 1700-1815), examining the political and social structures of Europe, the ideologies of monarchy and Church and the challenges to them, and the culture of the eighteenth-century Republic of Letters. It will then use case studies to explore the intellectual and social conflicts of the period and the way European society, culture, and politics were changing during the eighteenth century. Students will choose their group presentations from a range of themes, such as religion, science, medicine, literature, technology, education, social reform, disease and society, class formation, urbanisation, industrialisation.

Assessment: Bibliography exercise (500 words): 5% + Class test (50 minutes): 25% + Group presentation (approx. 10 minutes per student): 30% + Essay (2400 words): 40%

Contact Hours: 2.5 hours (1 lecture and one 1.5 hour workshop) per week

Prerequisites: a first-year sequence in History or permission

Prohibitions: HSY3950, EUR2950, EUR3950

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