You can explore the nature of the modern world – the forces and great events of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as the ways historians continue to interpret them. Themes covered include war and peace; modernisation and social change; colonialism, nationalism and internationalism; gender in history; the Holocaust; and sport. Third-year students have the opportunity to undertake an internship and may apply for the US Congress Internship Program.

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Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)

Career outcomes

You may find employment opportunities in the education sector, local government, media corporations, museums/heritage organisations, research consultancies and tourism organisations.

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  • World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939 AIH107
  • The Cold War World: 1945-1991 AIH108
  • AIH203 Papua New Guinea: Exploring Village, Nation and the Kokoda Track (No longer available for enrolment)

  • Sex and Gender in the British Empire AIH205
  • Australia and the Two World Wars AIH238
  • History: Interpreting the Past AIH240
  • Sport in History AST256
  • AIH263 History Written with Lightning: Film and the Past (No longer available for enrolment)

  • The Holocaust AIH264
  • Conflict and Its Legacies in Modern Asia AIH267
  • Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts AIH288
  • Australia's Empire: Colonialism in Papua New Guinea AIH326
  • The French Revolution and the Struggle for Freedom AIH389
  • Making History AIH399
  • Major study - students must complete core units: AIH240 plus AIH399

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