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Arts

HTA269

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA206 Australia 1788 to 1901
HTA207 Australia 1901 to 2001
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA210 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA211 Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945
HTA216 Experience of Modern War
HTA234 Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA245 Revolutions of the Mind
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA258 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA260 Researching Family History
HTA267 Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA269 Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA270 Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War
HTA271 Australian Environmental History
HTA273 Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714
(Not Offered 2014)
HTA274 Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages
HTA277 The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000
HTA278 Special Topic in History {White Man's Country}
HTB200 The Grand Tour: The history of travel and tourism 1700-2000
HTC200 The World of Alexander the Great
HTC201 Roman Republic 218-31 BC
(Not Offered 2014)
HTC202 The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and Vice
(Not Offered 2014)
HTC210 War and the Hero: Classical Epic
(Not Offered 2014)
HTC211 Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World
HTC223 Greek and Roman Mythology
(Not Offered 2014)
HTC230 Special Topic in Ancient Civilisations
(Not Offered 2014)
HTC232 Pompeii and the Ancient City
HTC235 Celtic and Roman Britain
(Not Offered 2014)
HTC236 The World of the Classical Greeks
HTC237 Nero and Neronian Literature
HTC238 Archaeology and its Significance
HTC239 Desire and Disorder in the Erotic Text
HTG216 Intermediate Ancient Greek A
(Not Offered 2014)
HTG218 Intermediate Ancient Greek B
HTG274 Greek 2: From Learning to Reading
HTL217 Intermediate Latin A
(Not Offered 2014)
HTL219 Intermediate Latin B
HTL261 Latin 2: From Learning to Reading

2013 HTA269 Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500

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Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HTA369

SPECIAL NOTE: An understanding of economics or finance is not required for the unit

OFFERINGS
Not Offered

DESCRIPTION

Spanning more than 500 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, this unit will explore the financial and economic history of the Western world and seek to explain the processes of economic growth and its impact on ordinary people. The unit will not require complex knowledge of economic concepts and thought, and instead an emphasis will be placed on providing students with an understanding of how economic changes facilitated social change and impacted on society and everyday life throughout history. The unit will explore topics such as how trade shaped and connected the early-modern world; Tulip Mania in the 17th century and how popular delusions can lead to economic bubbles; the relationship between economic crises and the emergence of "black markets" and new social characters like the tax dodger; the social reaction to taxation; the "moral economy" and how ordinary people intervened in the economy; and the social impact of economic depressions. Through these topics, the unit will provide historical context to contemporary issues like the global financial crisis, globalization, and the prospects of growth in the developing world.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Internal: HTA2xx: 2,500-word essay (40%), 500-word essay (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hour exam (40%) HTA3xx: 3,000-word essay (40%), 500-word essay (10%), tutorial participation (10%), 2-hour exam (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2 x 50 min. lectures weekly, 6 x 50 min. tutorials.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at introductory level HTA

STAFF: Professor Pam Sharpe

FEES
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KEY

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