The Worlds of Early Modern Europe

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
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About this unit

This unit is an introduction to the development and life in early modern Europe. Learn about how early European colonies developed under the influence of competing religions and ancient civilisations as you examine ideas and texts from antiquity, Islam, Judaism and Christianity to understand the precursors to modern Europe.

The Worlds of Early Modern Europe unit explores the dramatic shifts that occurred from the Middle Ages through to the French Revolution. Discover how other cultures from Asia, Africa and America interacted with and influenced the creation of European countries and culture, and find out how European beliefs, family structures and cultural practices emerged.

Learn about all the major events and characters between 1400 and 1800 AD and how they shaped the world we live in now. This unit, provided OUA, can be credited towards a Bachelor of Arts at Macquarie University.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply. If you have no prior university experience, it is recommended that you have completed one of the following units, prior to enrolling:

  • Academic Learning Skills

OR

Areas of study

In this arts unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction: Europe and the end of the Middle Ages
  • Community and identity
  • The sacred and the profane
  • The material world
  • Women, men and the family
  • Policing the boundaries
  • When worlds collide
  • A ritual revolution
  • Carnival and the carnivalesque
  • Terror and fantasy
  • The scientific revolution
  • Leviathan rising
  • Enlightenment

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will prepare you for a role in teaching, history or archaeology. You will be taught how to communicate and research proficiently and professionally in the areas of history and anthropology.

By the time you have completed this unit, you will be adept at recognising historical events and periods between the 1400 and 1800AD, including everyday life from the Middle Ages through to the French Revolution.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Worlds of Early Modern Europe 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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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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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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