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AIH107 - World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:C Waters




Incompatible with:

AIH260, AIH360

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Class per week, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


This unit examines the major features of the interwar period in World history. At the same time it is intended to introduce students to the study of history and the Deakin history major. While this is developed as a discrete unit it is intended also to provide a logical introduction to the trimester two unit so that together, the trimester one and two of the first level will provide an extended survey of the twentieth century.

It has been argued that World War One brought the long nineteenth century to an end and that the interwar era saw the emergence of fundamental political, economic, social and cultural changes. These changes have shaped and characterize what has come to be understood as ‘the twentieth century'. In this unit students will investigate the causes, nature and impacts of the major changes that emerged after World War One. Topics in this unit will include a study of the major political structures that emerged in Euro-America - popular democracy, fascism, socialism, and the nature of ‘high imperialism in Afro-Asia- and a selection of significant social and cultural developments which shaped everyday life in this period including the emergence of a consumer society, technologically-based mass entertainment, mass education and the impact of the global depression. While discrete to the unit, the selected topics will also provide an intellectual basis for students taking the associated level one trimester two unit.


Campus: History exercise 1,000 words 20%, essay 2,000 words 40%, Seminar task 10%, Online examination 30%.

Cloud (online): History exercise 1,000 words 20%, essay 2,000 words 40%, Online task 10%, Online examination 30%.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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