Unit Set Information

History Major

Effective from 01-JAN-2017 : Code MAAAIR

History enables students to understand our world and put the present in context. Students 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 social indigenous issues. It teaches analytical skills and a deep understanding of society.


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This Major can be studied in the following courses:

Mode of Delivery

On Campus at Joondalup, Mount Lawley

Learning Outcomes

Related Careers

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

Employment Opportunities

Employment opportunities include government, corporate and community sectors in which a critical and cultural understanding is required.

Major Structure

Students are required to complete the following nine units (135 credit points):

Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HIS1105World History15
HIS1106Themes in Australian History15
POL1103Modern Political Thought15
HIS2102War and Peace in the 20th Century15
HIS2100Witches, Regicides and Heretics: 14th to 17th Century Europe15
POL3133Visionaries, Warmongers and Protesters: American Political History Through Film (1950-1975)15
JOU2111Introduction to Journalism15
BRO1000iTalk@ECU: Presentation Skills15
PRN2225Media Relations15
Plus, students are required to complete one of the following units (15 credit points):
POL3124 ^Hitler and Stalin: Studies in Power, Ideology and Propaganda15
HIS3124 ^The History and Sociology of Genocide15
Plus, students are required to complete one of the following units (15 credit points):
HIS3101 ^Human Rights: Struggles for Global Justice15
HIS3106 ^The World's Most Dangerous Places: Politics and History through Documentary15
Plus, students are required to complete one of the following units (15 credit points):
HIS3105 ^Criminal Underworlds: Crime and Society Since 180015
HIS3104 ^Revolutionary Europe 1789-187115

^ Core Option

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For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.