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Bachelor of Laws Bachelor of Arts

Major In History

Enables students to understand our world and put the present in context. Students will study empires past and present, the media, slavery, wars, revolutions, poverty, human rights, dictators and democracies; as well as Australian history in a globalising world.

The study of history is a good basis for understanding politics, heritage, social and indigenous issues. It teaches analytical skills and a deep understanding of society. History majors have become politicians, high ranking public servants, policy analysts, negotiators, analysts for mining companies, teachers, expert advisors for historical films and heritage consultants.

Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)

This major will become progressively available online from 2014 onwards. Students commencing study in this major and who are eligible for advanced standing, may be required to complete units on campus.

Related careers

Researcher, Politician, Public Servant, Policy Analyst, Political Staffer, Consultant, Negotiator, Mining Company Analyst, Historical Film Advisor, Heritage Consultant, Teacher

Major structure

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The past is everywhere including the present. History enables us to understand our world and put the present in context. We study empires past and present, the media, slavery, wars, revolutions, poverty, human rights, dictators and democracies, as well as Australian history in a globalising world. The study of history is a good basis for understanding politics, heritage, and social and indigenous issues. It teaches analytical skills and a deep understanding of society. History majors have become politicians, high ranking public servants, policy analysts, negotiators, and analysts for mining companies, teachers, expert advisors for historical films, and heritage consultants.



UnitDescription Points
Select the following two units (30 credit points):
HIS1105World History 15
HIS1106Themes in Australian History 15
Plus select six units (90 credit points) from the following:
HIS3100Witches, Regicides and Heretics: 14th to 17th Century Europe 15
HIS3101Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice 15
HIS3102War and Peace in the 20th Century 15
HIS3103Drugs, Alcohol and Empire 15
HIS3104Revolutionary Europe 1789-1871 15
HIS3105Criminal Underworlds: Crime and Society Since 1800 15
HIS3106The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary 15
HIS3124The History and Sociology of Genocide 15
HIS3127Ancient Greece and Rome 15
POL3124Hitler and Stalin: Studies in Power, Ideology and Propaganda 15
POL3133Visionaries, Warmongers and Protesters: American Political History Through Film (1950-1975) 15
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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