University of Newcastle Australia program

Europe and the World

This program, HIST1001, explores the history of European encounters with the wider world from 1492 to the present.

This program is part of the Bachelor of Arts degree offered by The University of Newcastle Australia

Develop your knowledge of European and global history.

The program enables you to explore the historical origins of Europe's role in world affairs today.

You'll be introduced to topics that have informed Europe's complex and often troubled interactions with the peoples and places beyond its borders. It investigates the people, events, myths, and ideas that have shaped European and world history. You'll also be supported in analysing historical accounts that reveal the perspectives of the coloniser and the colonised.

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The University of Newcastle, Australia

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Who will you learn with?

Hi, I'm Sacha Davis. I'm a lecturer in modern European history at UON. My own research focuses on Central Europe, minorities and the nation-state.

I look forward to getting to know you in this course!

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Identify the main themes of Europe's encounters and interactions with the wider world.

  2. Critically evaluate relevant primary and secondary sources.

  3. Apply basic historical research and information literacy skills.

  4. Communicate clear and concise arguments in written form relevant to the history discipline.

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