Global History: World War one and its Legacies

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Global History: World War one and its Legacies

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course will give students a broad introduction to the discipline of history using case studies of transformative forces and events in global history.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to
    1. recognise a variety of ways of telling histories and making sense of the past;
    2. demonstrate an understanding of the social ramifications of World War One in a variety of contexts
    3. demonstrate an understanding of the global reach of the conflict
    4. carry out the steps of the research process, including the ability to:
    a) locate, identify and retrieve a variety of materials in the library;
    b) analyse and evaluate conflicting arguments and opinions;
    c) present ideas in a succinct and logical manner;
    d) formulate arguments;
    e) employ the referencing tools of footnotes and bibliography.

    library assignment- 25%
    tutorial exercises x 5- 10%
    essay (1800 words)- 40%
    thematic review- 25%

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