Cross-Cultural World History

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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About this unit

Cross-Cultural World History, an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, is a cultural investigation into the world’s history of colonialism. The time frame for this unit stretches from 1700 until 1950, with the unit’s core focus being the cross-cultural exchanges between colonisers and the colonised in terms of sexuality and gender, trade, law, conflict and travel.

The unit touches on case studies from around the world, including North America, the New World, Australasia and the Pacific. The unit also makes use of recently developed theories around ‘contact’, space and bodies; the international movement and exchange of ideas, objects and people; and intercultural exchange within the framework of colonialism’s violent realities.

The unit provides an introduction to the theories and complexities of cross-cultural history, and is also an opportunity to develop skills associated with the study of comparative history.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Be accepted into the Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies, Griffith University

Areas of study

In this Cross-Cultural World History unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Cross-cultural contact: rethinking colonial history
  • The legacies of slavery: a cross-cultural approach to world history
  • Pacific first contact: on the beach
  • Early Sydney: intercultural exchange
  • Sex and intermarriage: gender and race in the colonies
  • Performance and display: the case of Sara Baartman
  • Museums and exhibits: a cross-cultural history of things

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement for the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies, Griffith University

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How will this unit advance my career?

The online Cross-Cultural World History unit is a rigorous introduction to not just colonial history but also cross-cultural and comparative history. The focus is on the exchange of not only people and objects but also ideas during the 1700-1950 colonial period. This is an extremely broad, far-reaching unit that will explore everything from sexuality and gender to the exchange of concrete objects as part of international trade.

Upon successfully completing this unit, students should have a firm understanding of cross-cultural history within a world historical context and be able to contextualise the history of cross-cultural contact within colonial, imperial and transnational history. This unit also provides good training in ‘big history,’ enabling students to identify trends and ideas in different historical contexts across the world during a time period that spans three centuries.

The unit provides opportunities to analyse and evaluate a range of historical sources and practise crafting coherent and informed arguments about complex areas of history.

This unit is also comprised of two essays, quizzes and one review. This gives students plenty of opportunity to hone their research and essay writing skills at an academic level, as well as amass concrete factual knowledge relevant to the period in question. ______

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Cross-Cultural World History from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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