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HIS1000 World History to 1500 CE

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 January 2023


This course explores key themes in the world's ancient history and provides a basis for future studies in Arts. It provides students with an overview of various societies and cultures, ranging in location from China and India to Europe and Latin America. In addition to improving students' historical awareness, the course increases an appreciation of the world’s diverse cultural legacies. Students will improve their capacity for analysis and written argument through structured guidance and debate.

This course examines the rise and fall of societies from the Neolithic period to the start of the European Renaissance, focussing on cultural change, political and religious beliefs, and, in particular, social structures. Students will gain historical knowledge across a broad period, and will acquire analytical and research skills.

The course introduces the basic principles of historical methodology. It complements the course ANT1000: World Archaeology which employs an anthropological approach, and HIS2103: World History from 1500 CE. The course is particularly suited to Arts and Education students, and is ideal as a general elective for all those seeking an introduction to the study of world history.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 27 January 2023