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HIST223 Empires and Globalisations

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A critical exploration of the making of the modern world from the mid-eighteenth century through to September 11, 2001 and its aftermath.

An examination of the ways in which imperial systems and agents of globalisation have created new forms of cross-cultural encounters, engagements and conflicts. Demonstrates the ways in which these relationships have underpinned the making of modern economies, societies and political movements.

Paper title Empires and Globalisations
Paper code HIST223
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
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One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
May not be credited together with HIST230 passed in 2003.

Professor Brian Moloughney -

Teaching staff

Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Professor Brian Moloughney

Course materials are made available electronically.
Course outline

Available via Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of debates about the origins and consequences of globalisation
  • Gain an understanding of the operation of empires as global systems
  • Develop the ability to recognise and evaluate a range of disciplinary and intellectual perspectives on cross-cultural contacts and cultural change

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 11-14, 19
A2 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 11-14, 19
A3 Thursday 12:00-12:50 11-14, 19