Bachelor of Arts
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History - unit set code MJ-A000023
Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (Online)
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.
At level one students must select the two units listed below
|AIH107||World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939 |
|AIH108||The Cold War World: 1945-1991 |
Levels 2 and 3
Select 6 credit points, ensuring at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level3 from the list below:
At level 2, all students must include AIH264 and/or AIH288. At level three all students must take the unit AIH399.
|AIH203||Papua New Guinea: Exploring Village, Nation and the Kokoda Track |
|AIH205||Sex and Gender in History |
|AIH238||Australia and the Two World Wars |
|AIH263||"History Written with Lightning": Film and the Past |
|AIH264||The Holocaust (Optional core unit 1)|
|AIH288||Exploring Australia's Indigenous Pasts (Optional core unit 2)|
|AIH320||History Internship (2 credit points) *|
|AIH337||Race, Science and Religion in Australasia 1860s to 1920s |
|AIH389||The French Revolution and the Struggle for Freedom |
|AIH399||Making History (Core unit)|
* AIH320 - 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 Services and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.
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