Without a thorough knowledge of history, you cannot fully comprehend the events of today. This online unit of study from Macquarie University is designed to explain the significance of turbulent events in Europe during the period from 1789 to the early twentieth century, and provide you with an understanding of the foundations of modern Western society.
From ancient regimes to the Enlightenment and the French Revolution, this unit covers a turbulent age of social and political change. You will explore bourgeois life and how industrialisation had an effect on class and the distribution of people and wealth.
The unit goes into the origins of the many new concepts and movements that emerged throughout the long nineteenth century including rationality, psychology, nihilism, relativity, feminism, industrial capitalism, liberalism and socialism. Many of these modes of thought have shaped our society today, and this unit gives you the chance to examine historical sources and develop your critical and analytical skills along the way.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Macquarie University, this unit counts towards the Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University.
Anyone can apply; however, as this is a level 2 unit, an introductory level of study or prior knowledge of history is assumed and recommended.
Areas of study
In this history unit, the topics you will study include:
The French Revolution
Murger and Mayhew, 1849-1851
Religion and science
The woman question
Fin de Siecle crises
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
This unit of study provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of the formative events that took place throughout the long nineteenth century, and the lasting ideas that emerged.
Completing this unit of study counts towards the Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University and provides an ideal background for teaching the year 9 component ‘The Making of the Modern World’ as part of the national curriculum.
By taking this unit you will:
Gain a thorough knowledge of the long nineteenth century and its pivotal political, social and intellectual happenings
Develop your ability to construct historical arguments and utilise references
Be able to question historical sources and analyse their relevance to arguments
Have experience communicating historical ideas and participating in intellectual discussions
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in European History from the French Revolution to Freud from Macquarie 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 or HECS-HELP is 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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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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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