History – A People's History of the World

Kira Goryacheva
North Melbourne

Trimester II - Wednesdays, 6pm, 4-15 weeks(Starts first week of June)
Trimester III -
Wednesdays, 6pm, 4-13 weeks (Starts fourth week of September)

What are the main laws underlying the development of human society? Wherein lies the essence of historical progress? What are the reasons for the sudden rise and fall of so many states in the past?

This course attempts to trace the long and complex path traversed by the human race from the era of primitive society right up to the present day. Discover the outstanding events that influenced the march of human progress, and learn how ordinary people experienced and shaped these events.

The course covers ancient civilisation, the military campaigns and conquests of the Middle Ages, and the enormous strides in social progress made in modern times—revolutions that would usher in a new era of world history.

Students will identify motive forces and main trends of the whole course of history, and relate this to their own working lives. The use of historical analysis in the modern economy will be discussed, in addition to advice on career paths and further studies. Specific study assistance for students sitting exams (VCE, undergrad, etc.)

Trimester Two: The Ancient World and the Middle Ages.

Trimester Three: Modern History – From the English Revolution to the 20th Century.

Kira Goryacheva has taught history at the North-Caucasus Federal University (Stavropol) and the University of Western Australia.

ACCEPTANCE: You will be notified by e-mail of your enrolment details, including course start date and venue address. Please check your e-mail in case of any unexpected change to these details.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: REFUNDS. Refunds are NOT issued except where a course is cancelled by the WEA. WEA Victoria cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal circumstances. ENROLMENT ACCEPTANCE AND CANCELLATION. You are accepted into the course upon payment in full, unless notified by us. Courses are dependent on sufficient enrolments, tutor availability and other circumstances outside our control, which may cause some courses to be postponed or cancelled. COURSE MATERIALS. Personal course material is the responsibility of the individual student. An additional charge will be made for photocopied notes, textbooks or any other course materials.

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