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Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA305 Gender in European Thought
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA306 Australia from the 1850s to 1918
HTA307 Australia from 1918 to 1975
HTA308 Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA309 Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560-1640
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA310 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991
HTA311 Europe at War 1914-1945
HTA314 Late Medieval Europe
HTA316 The Experience of War. History, Myth and Memory
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA317 Historians and their Evidence
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA318 Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA322 Great Cities of Asia
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA323 Islam, Law and Women - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA324 Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia
HTA329 Van Diemen's Land 1642-1850
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA331 Tasmanian History from 1856
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA334 Europe in the High Middle Ages
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA335 Faith in Asia:Origin & Change
HTA337 Holy Lands, Strange Lands: The Medieval World 1000-c.1300
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA338 History and Film: Twentieth-Century Perspectives
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA339 The Rise of Nations: Europe 1830-70
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA340 Australian History 1788-1990s
HTA342 Colonial USA, 1607-1789
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA343 USA: The Nation from 1789
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA344 Modern Britain 1832-1990
HTA345 Revolutions of the Mind
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA346 The Road to War: Europe 1870-1914
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA347 Modern Russia: Enlightenment to Dictatorship
HTA349 Atlantic Worlds, 1450-1807
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA352 African-American History
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA354 Colonial Societies
HTA355 War and Peace in the Pacific
HTA356 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700
HTA357 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000
HTA358 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
HTA360 Researching Family History
HTA363 Convict Archaeology
HTA371 Australian Environmental History
(Not Offered 2009)
HTA375 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
HTA390 History and Heritage
HTA399 Special Topic in History
HTC300 The Pursuit of Empire: Philip, Alexander and Rome
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC301 Roman Republic 133-31 BC
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC302 The Roman Empire: Augustus to Antoninus Pius
HTC307 Monuments of Rome: Image and Ideology
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC310 War and the Hero: Classical Epic
HTC311 Tragedy: Greece and Rome
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC321 Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC323 Greek and Roman Mythology
HTC327 Conquest and Colonization
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC328 Celluloid Empire: Rome on Film
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC329 Love in the Ancient Novel
(Not Offered 2009)
HTC330 Special Topic in Ancient Civilisations
HTC332 Archaeology of the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii and Ostia
HTG316 Advanced Ancient Greek A
HTG318 Advanced Ancient Greek B
HTG320 Advanced Ancient Greek Grammar
(Not Offered 2009)
HTL301 Special Topic in Latin
HTL317 Advanced Latin A
HTL319 Advanced Latin B

2012 HTA364 History of Human Rights

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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Not Offered


This unit provides a historical perspective to contemporary issues of human rights. It considers conceptions of humankind and notions of rights from the earliest times to the present, focusing on some of the following: the relationship of citizenship and slavery in the classical Greece; the role of Christianity, canon law and natural rights traditions in western Europe; common law rights in the English speaking world; religious pluralism and freedom of conscience; natural law, the law of nations and the implications of the Enlightenment; the struggle over slavery; liberal and socialist visions of rights; the rights of women; national self-determination and internationalism; the rules of war and refuge; individual and collective rights in a globalised world.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: Class participation (10%), 1000-word exercise (20%), group project, including oral presentation and 2,000-word written report (30%); 3,000-word essay (40%).

TEACHING PATTERN: One 2 hr seminar per week and one day conference

Prereq 2 intermediate level units in History or Law

STAFF: Professor Michael Bennett and others

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Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

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