Bachelor of Arts
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History - unit set code MJ-A000023
In History, students explore the historical precursors of the modern world: the forces and great events of especially the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the ways historians have interpreted them. Among the themes given special attention are war and peace, modernisation and social change, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, gender in history and the Holocaust. In focusing on such themes, students can choose a sequence from units which cover American, African-American, Asian, Australian and European histories. All units aim to stimulate and challenge students to come to understand past human behaviour and to acquire critical, analytical and research skills. Students should note that not all units are currently available at all campuses.
On successful completion of the History major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:
- an ability to illustrate the range of opinion between historians on the subject and how and why historians' interpretations have differed
- an ability to distinguish between different types of written material in terms of their function, authorship and intention
- an ability to place a primary source document in its contemporary framework
- an ability to initiate and conduct interviews and respect the interviewee as a source
- an ability to be sensitive to the need for appreciation of cultural and gender differences
- an ability to reflect on the ways in which we construct the past.
|AIH107|| World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939 (B, G, X) |
|AIA103|| Australia New World Nation (B, G, W, X) |
|AIH108|| The World After the War: 1945 - 1991 (B, G, X) |
Levels 2 and 3 Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level3 from the following Trimester 1
|AIA104|| Australian Identities: Indigenous and Multicultural (B, G, W, X) |
|AIH265/AIH365|| Great Debates: Unfinished Business of the Past (ONLINE) *|
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
|AIH288/AIH388|| Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts (B, G, X) |
* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.
|AIH320|| History Internship (B, G, X) (2 credit points) ***|
** Not offered in 2010, offered in 2011.
*** Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.
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