HIST136-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023

Revolutions and Revolutionaries

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


This course explores the nature of revolutions and their role in shaping the modern world. After looking at various definitions of the term 'revolution', and a range of historical approaches to the study of revolutions, the course looks in turn at a series of case studies such as the American, French and Russian revolutions, and their causes, course and consequences.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of the course, you should be able to demonstrate:
  • A broad overall knowledge of the revolutions covered in the course.
  • An ability to place the revolutions in question in their broad historical context.
  • An ability to analyse the revolutions covered by the course with a view to answering questions about the causes, development and consequences of these revolutions.
  • An awareness of how different historians have approached these questions.
  • An awareness of larger questions about the role of revolutions in modern history.
  • The ability to discuss, share and debate ideas.
  • The ability to demonstrate some degree of independent learning
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.



Course Coordinator

David Monger


Peter Field , Evgeny Pavlov and Heather Wolffram


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
First essay 25%
Second essay 25%
Final exam 40%
Tutorial assessment 10%

Please check the course Learn page for further details and updates.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $821.00

International fee $3,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Humanities .

All HIST136 Occurrences

  • HIST136-23S1 (C) Semester One 2023