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HIST106 Global History: Asia, Europe and the Middle East

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How encounters between the peoples of Asia, Europe and the Middle East have shaped human history, with some focus on the spread of Islam and international trade

This paper is designed to give students a strong grasp of the patterns of engagement between Asia, the Middle East and Europe in global history. It introduces students to the importance of cross-cultural encounters, long-distance trade and imperial systems in shaping community formation and political development. It provides a key window into the cultural dynamics of human history.

The paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including law, psychology, politics, anthropology, English, classics and marketing.

Paper title Global History: Asia, Europe and the Middle East
Paper code HIST106
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $904.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,954.75

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Schedule C
Arts and Music

Teaching staff

Professor Brian Muloughley

Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of the pattern of relationships between Asia, the Middle East and Europe
  • A recognition of the nature and consequences of cross-cultural contact
  • A grasp of the basic features of empires and colonialism
  • An appreciation of the distinctive of global history as a scholarly method.

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Not offered in 2020

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system