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148.116 The Medieval World and its Legacy 15 credits
An introductory survey course on the history of Medieval Europe examining the development and long term influence of its political institutions, society and culture.
148.141 A History of New Zealand's Peoples 15 credits
This course explores the historical background of the different migrant communities which have made up New Zealand society and their relationships with each other. Students will consider the different experiences and perspectives of iwi, English, Scots, Welsh and Irish migrants and those from Europe and Asia arriving before the 1980s, and of new migrants since that time.
148.142 The American Century 15 credits
This course explores the political, economic and cultural influence of the US on world history from the presidencies of Teddy Roosevelt to George W. Bush, as the United States emerged from two world wars and the Cold War as the globe's dominant political, economic, cultural and military power.
148.143 The Past as Entertainment: History Through Movies, Mini-series and Games 15 credits
The ways in which popular culture shapes our understanding of the past are examined through recent movies, mini-series and games. The course explores the different ways historians and the makers of popular cultures interpret the past.
148.217 Victoria's World 15 credits
A study of the economic, social and cultural history of Britain and its empire from about 1830 to World War I.
148.218 The Vikings 15 credits
A study of Viking contacts in Europe during the 8th-11th centuries, with a focus on the political, economic, social and religious contexts of the migrations to and settlements in the north-eastern Atlantic (France, England, Ireland, Scotland and Iceland).
148.220 The Second World War 15 credits
A survey of the Second World War which is both thematic and chronological.
148.221 The Black Death and Other Plagues, 1300-1700 15 credits
A study of epidemic disease and its effects in medieval and early modern Europe.
148.241 Revolution, Rights and the Atlantic World 15 credits
This course explores issues of civic and political rights in the Revolutionary Era,1763-1848.
148.242 The Age of Chivalry and Crusades 15 credits
A study of the cultural, political, and religious dimensions of crusading and chivalry, and their impact on medieval Christian-Jewish-Muslim relations.
148.243 The Sixties: Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll? 15 credits
This course assesses 'myths and legends' that surround the 1960s; most notably the ideas that the decade witnessed a fundamental shift in social and moral attitudes, witnessed a youth rebellion and ushered in a 'permissive society'. The course will place the origin and legacy of these changes within the larger context of twentieth century history.
148.244 The Great War 1914-1918: a Military and Social History 15 credits
This course examines the social and military history of the First World War. It focuses on the tactics and technology used during the conflict and on the war's impact on society, culture, politics and economics.
148.245 Māori and Colonisation 15 credits
A study of Māori efforts to retain and enhance tino rangatiratanga and mana motuhake since colonisation.
148.246 Iwi History 15 credits
A study of iwi histories, their sources, role in maintaining tribal identity and well-being and use before the Waitangi Tribunal and in Treaty Settlements.
148.248 Reformers, Radicals & Revolutionaries: Protest in New Zealand 15 credits
This course explores protest in New Zealand from 1900 until the present. It examines the role of protest in challenging New Zealand's prevailing values, political elites and policies.
148.308 New Zealand Military History: 1899 to 2001 15 credits
An investigation of New Zealand's military history in the period 1899 to 2001. The various wars and conflicts are examined in detail as is their impact on New Zealand's politics, society and culture.
148.309 The New Zealand Wars 15 credits
A study of the New Zealand Wars, focusing on the causes, campaigns, historiographical interpretations and consequences, including the investigations of the Waitangi Tribunal and Treaty Settlements.
148.310 The Tudors and the Reformation 15 credits
A study of religious, political and cultural issues related to the Tudor administrations and the Reformation of the English Church during the sixteenth century.
148.316 New Zealand Between the Wars 15 credits
A study of developments in the period between the two World Wars.
148.333 The Napoleonic Wars 15 credits
An analysis of the Napoleonic Wars, 1799-1815, and their impact on politics and society.
148.334 Sports History 15 credits
An analysis of the relationship between sport and society, commencing with the development of sport in Britain during the second half of the nineteenth century, with particular reference to sport and empire, women in sport and commercialism and nationalism in sport.
148.339 Court Culture in Late Medieval Europe 15 credits
The course examines the power, splendour and art of European courts in the Northern Renaissance, focusing on the most splendid of them all: the court of the dukes of Burgundy and its urban context.
148.720 Advanced Historiography 30 credits
An examination of the relationship between ideas about the nature and meaning of history and the writing of history. The course concentrates on groups of historians who have propounded a philosophy of history and have been practitioners of the historian's art.
148.730 Advanced Historical Methodology 30 credits
A study of the theory and practice of historical research methodology.
148.799 Research Report (60) 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study.
148.800 MPhil Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
148.801 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
148.802 MPhil Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
148.816 Thesis 120 Credit Part 1 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
148.817 Thesis 120 Credit Part 2 60 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
148.899 Thesis 120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.
148.900 PhD History 120 credits