Home » 2011/2012 GE Model » GEGC211 – Special Topics in World Histories and Cultures
Suggested Year of Study:2 to 4theme-3
Duration:1 Semester
Credit units:3
Offering unit:CTLE

Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement



Course Description

The content of the course will vary dependent upon the special topics offering. The course will address the intended Area 8 learning outcomes by using historical knowledge and perspectives to enable students to appreciate and understand the importance of history and culture, how historical knowledge is constructed and used, and the ways that history has been brought into and understood in the present. Students will learn core concepts of history and culture, and how these concepts have shaped, history, knowledge and society. The course fulfills the General Education Area 8 requirement.


Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the importance of history in understanding today’s world;
  2. Use a variety of primary sources as historical tools for knowledge building;
  3. Describe, define and where appropriate/possible solve historical problems;
  4. Articulate an appreciation of the importance of historical/cultural perspectives and knowledge;
  5. Address questions across boundaries of time and geographical space.