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
  • Papua New Guinea: Exploring Village, Nation and the Kokoda Track AIH203
  • Sex and Gender in the British Empire AIH205
  • Australia and the Two World Wars AIH238
  • Sport in History AIH256
  • "History Written with Lightning": Film and the Past AIH263
  • The Holocaust AIH264
  • AIH266 Modern Asian History (No longer available for enrolment)

  • Conflict and Memory in Modern Asia AIH267
  • Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts AIH288
  • History Internship AIH320 (Final year of offer 2017)
  • AIH337 Race, Science and Religion in Australia 1860s to 1920s (No longer available for enrolment)

  • 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: AIH264 or AIH288 plus AIH399

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