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Arts

HTA369

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
HTA305 Gender in Historical Perspective
HTA306 Australia 1788 to 1901
HTA307 Australia 1901 to 1975
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA308 Medieval Britain: Myth, Power and Identity
HTA309 Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560-1640
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA310 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA311 Europe at War 1914-1945
HTA314 Late Medieval Europe
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA316 The Experience of War: Europe from Napoleon
HTA318 Crime and the Law in Historical Perspective
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA329 Van Diemen's Land 1642-1850
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA331 Tasmanian History from 1856
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA334 Europe in the High Middle Ages
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA337 Holy Lands, Strange Lands: The Medieval World 1000-c.1300
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA340 Australian History 1788-1990s
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA342 Colonial USA, 1607-1789
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA343 USA: The Nation from 1789
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA344 Modern Britain 1832-1990
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA345 Revolutions of the Mind
HTA347 Modern Russia: Enlightenment to Dictatorship
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA349 Atlantic Worlds, 1450-1807
HTA352 African-American History
HTA355 War and Peace in the Pacific
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA356 Barbarian Kingdoms: Medieval Europe AD 300-700
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA357 Vikings and Vassals: Medieval Europe AD 700-1000
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA358 Renaissance & Reformation Europe
HTA359 Europe 1815-1914
HTA360 Researching Family History
HTA363 Convict Archaeology
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA364 History of Human Rights
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA366 Gunpowder, Bombs and Planes: A History of Terrorism and Political Violence
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA367 Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire: Britain 1745-1815
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA368 The History of Everyday Life
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA369 Booms, Bubbles and Busts: A History of Social and Economic Change, 1500 to the Present
HTA371 Australian Environmental History
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA375 History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA376 Living History: Preserving the Past
(Not Offered 2012)
HTA399 Special Topic in History
HTC300 The World of Alexander the Great
HTC301 Roman Republic 218-31 BC
(Not Offered 2012)
HTC302 The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and Vice
(Not Offered 2012)
HTC310 War and the Hero: Classical Epic
(Not Offered 2012)
HTC311 Comedy and Tragedy in the Classical World
HTC323 Greek and Roman Mythology
(Not Offered 2012)
HTC329 Love in the Ancient Novel
(Not Offered 2012)
HTC330 Special Topic in Ancient Civilisations
(Not Offered 2012)
HTC332 Pompeii and the Ancient City
HTC333 Classical Art and Architecture
(Not Offered 2012)
HTC334 Sex, Wine and Athletics in Classical Antiquity
HTC335 Celtic and Roman Britain
HTC336 The World of the Classical Greeks
HTC337 Nero and Neronian Literature
(Not Offered 2012)
HTG301 Special Topic in Advanced Ancient Greek A
HTG302 Special Topic in Advanced Ancient Greek B
HTG316 Advanced Ancient Greek A
HTG318 Advanced Ancient Greek B
HTL301 Special Topic in Advanced Latin A
HTL317 Advanced Latin A
HTL319 Advanced Latin B
HTL321 Special Topic in Advanced Latin B

2012 HTA369 Booms, Bubbles and Busts: A History of Social and Economic Change, 1500 to the Present

Unit Level:

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HTA269

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

OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
HTA369 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 16-JUL-2012 10-AUG-2012 03-SEP-2012 20-OCT-2012

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

About Census Dates

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

TEACHING PATTERN: Int: 2 x 50 min. lectures weekly, 6 x 50 min. tutorials. Dist: Instructional package as well as tutorial discussions and lectures via MyLO website. Two video link study schools

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
   Video conferencing - H
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq 25% at introductory level HTA

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: Professor Pam Sharpe

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

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.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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