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Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA205 Gender in European Thought
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA206 Australia from the 1850s to 1918
HTA207 Australia from 1918 to 1975
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA208 Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity
HTA209 Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560-1640
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA210 Cold War Europe, 1945-1989
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA211 Europe at War 1914-1945
HTA214 Late Medieval Europe
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA216 The Experience of War. History, Myth and Memory
HTA218 Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective
HTA222 Great Cities of Asia
HTA223 Islam, Law and Women - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
HTA224 Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA225 Issues in History
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA229 Van Diemen's Land 1642-1850
HTA231 Tasmanian History from 1856
HTA234 Europe in the High Middle Ages
HTA235 Faith in Asia:Origin & Change
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA237 Holy Lands, Strange Lands: The Medieval World 1000-c.1300
HTA238 History and Film: Twentieth-Century Perspectives
HTA239 The Rise of Nations: Europe 1830-70
HTA240 Australian History 1788-1990s
HTA242 Colonial USA, 1607-1789
HTA243 USA: The Nation from 1789
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA244 Modern Britain 1832-1990
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA245 Revolutions of the Mind
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA246 The Road to War: Europe 1870-1914
HTA249 Atlantic Worlds, 1450-1807
HTA252 African-American History
HTA253 Race and Politics in Southern African History
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA255 War and Peace in the Pacific
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA256 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA257 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA258 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
HTA271 Australian Environmental History
HTA275 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
(Not Offered 2006)
HTA290 History and Heritage
HTC200 The Pursuit of Empire: Philip, Alexander and Rome
HTC201 Roman Republic 133-31 BC
HTC202 Roman Empire: Tiberius to Hadrian
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC203 Roman Imperial Society
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC205 Augustan Culture: Text & Image
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC206 The Later Roman Empire
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC207 Monuments of Rome: Image and Ideology
HTC210 Classical Epic and Novel
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC211 Greek Tragedy
HTC213 Classical Tragedy: Euripides & Beyond
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC221 Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC223 Greek and Roman Mythology
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC227 Conquest and Colonization
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC228 Celluloid Empire: Rome on Film
(Not Offered 2006)
HTC229 Love in the Ancient Novel
HTG216 Intermediate Ancient Greek A
HTG218 Intermediate Ancient Greek B
HTG220 Intermediate Ancient Greek Grammar
HTL217 Intermediate Latin A
HTL219 Intermediate Latin B
HTL220 Intermediate Latin Grammar

2013 HTA245 Revolutions of the Mind

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HTA345

Not Offered


Many aspects of the modern view of the world developed in Europe between 1700 and 1900. With particular reference to Britain, this unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas about the relationship between humans and nature. It is designed to provide an historical background to contemporary debates over such topics as science, religion, environmentalism, racism, sexism and human evolution.

WEIGHT: 12.5%



HTA245: 2,500 word essay (40%), short written exercise of 500 words (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

HTA345: 3,000 word essay (40%), short written exercise of 500 words (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)


HTA245: 2,500 word essay (40%), short written exercise of 500 words (10%), unit participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)

HTA345: 3,000 word essay (40%), short written exercise of 500 words (10%), unit participation (10%), 2-hr exam (40%)


Int: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1 hr tutorial fortnightly

Dist: Instructional package and study schools

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - L,W,H,I,N
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource supported teaching & learning - L,W,H,I,N
Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
   Flexible scheduling - L,W,H,I,N
Some classes will be held outside normal teaching hours; e.g. weekend blocks, summer schools etc
About Flexible Study Options

Prereq 25% at level 100 History

STAFF: Dr. A Page

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