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    An examination of the ways in which revolutions have transformed the world.

    Revolutionary movements have shaped the world we live in. This paper explores these movements, providing students with an understanding of what drives popular uprisings and how revolutionary change has shaped the modern world. This understanding will be developed through case studies of particular revolutions, such as the French, Haitian, and Irish Revolutions.

    The paper is essential for students majoring in History, and complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including law, politics, psychology, anthropology, and sociology.

    About this paper

    Paper title Revolutions
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
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    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Professor Angela McCarthy -

    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Professor Angela McCarthy


    Associate Professor Frances Steel

    Professor Angela Wanhalla

    Professor Angela McCarthy


    There is no textbook for this course.

    Course outline

    Available via Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of political, economic and social aspects of revolutions, and the decisive role these have played in shaping the modern world
    • Demonstrate an understanding of different theories and interpretations of revolution, and of the relationship between revolution and modernity
    • Display communication skills both in written form and verbally, through essay writing and the engagement with ideas and issues within the classroom and beyond
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research skills through locating, evaluating and effectively using ideas and information


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
    Wednesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Monday 15:00-15:50 10, 12, 16, 20, 22
    A2 Monday 16:00-16:50 10, 12, 16, 20, 22
    A3 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 10, 12, 16, 20, 22
    A4 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 10, 12, 16, 20, 22
    A5 Thursday 10:00-10:50 10, 12, 16, 20, 22
    A6 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10, 12, 16, 20, 22
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