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Humanities and Social Sciences Specialisation


This specialisation provides in-depth studies in the areas of History, Geography, and Civics and Citizenship for those wishing to specialise in this critical and evolving area of the curriculum.

The units build on previous learning, further expanding students' knowledge and thinking to do with history and geography, sustainability and values education. Additionally, these units focus on the development of whole school, integrated approaches to Humanities and Social Sciences, which engage school communities and lead to social action through inquiry. Particular focus is given to developing additional depth of understanding of expert content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching in Humanities and Social Sciences.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
HSS6270History and Social Sciences in Primary Schools10
HSS6275Geography and Social Sciences in Primary Schools10
HSS6280Civics and Citizenship and Global Education10

For more detailed unit information for this Specialisation take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities

The Master of Teaching (Primary) qualifies graduates to teach junior, middle and upper primary students in government and non-government schools.

Possible future job titles

Teacher, Primary Teacher, Humanities and Social Sciences Teacher

This Specialisation can be studied in the following courses

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