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This course explores the nature of revolutions and their role in shaping the modern world. After looking at various definitions of the term 'revolution', and a range of historical approaches to the study of revolutions, the course looks in turn at a series of case studies such as the American, French and Russian revolutions, and their causes, course and consequences.
By the end of the course, you should be able to demonstrate: A broad overall knowledge of the revolutions covered in the course.An ability to place the revolutions in question in their broad historical context.An ability to analyse the revolutions covered by the course with a view to answering questions about the causes, development and consequences of these revolutions.An awareness of how different historians have approached these questions.An awareness of larger questions about the role of revolutions in modern history.The ability to discuss, share and debate ideas.The ability to demonstrate some degree of independent learning
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
, Evgeny Pavlov
and Heather Wolffram
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Domestic fee $785.00
International fee $3,500.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
For further information see
Humanities and Creative Arts.