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This unit explores the changing nature of power, governance, rule and the demand for rights in medieval and early modern Europe. Students analyse major developments in social and political power, and their expression in written texts, art, music, literature, social experience and political movements. The unit examines the nature of rule in Europe, its relationship to religious, political, social and cultural beliefs, and its development and expression in civil wars, riots and protest, and international warfare. Students are given extensive opportunities to develop methodological skills in this unit, by interpreting original documents and artefacts across a broad chronological survey of medieval and early modern Europe, assessing historians' approaches to these sources, and establishing their own analyses in the context of the current scholarly interpretations and narratives of the period.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2023 UWA (Perth) Face to face Not available in 2023 Albany Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 option in the History; Human Rights major sequences
- Level 3 elective
Students are able to (1) describe and assess the basic methodological issues characteristic of the discipline of History (although completion of the major requires further Level 3 units to augment and reinforce this instruction); (2) identify and evaluate the methodological problems posed by the nature of sources and analysis of Europe in the medieval and early modern period; (3) demonstrate a detailed understanding of the social, political, cultural and intellectual changes that occurred in medieval and early modern Europe; (4) analyse a range of historical material of various kinds for essay assessments using appropriate methodologies; (5) relate their independent interpretations to complex historiographical debates about medieval and early modern Europe; and (6) further develop the ability earlier imparted in the prerequisite Level 2 unit to present advanced arguments in both written and oral assessments using the conventions of the historical discipline.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) research essay; (2) participation; and (3) assignment. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Jacqueline Van Gent
- Unit rules
- a Level 2 HIST unit
or EURO2201 European Civilisation
or GEND2902 Men and Masculinities in History
- Contact hours
- Lecture - 1 hr per week
Tutorial - 1 hr per week
Workshop - 1 hr per week
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
Face to face
Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
Not available for self-enrolment. Students access this mode by contacting their student office through AskUWA. 100% Online Unit.
NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.