History (Bachelor of Arts)



You have the opportunity to explore the nature of the modern world – the forces that have shaped our past and present, and the ways historians interpret historical events. Themes covered include the world in the twentieth century, war and peace, modernisation and social change, colonialism, and gender. Specialised subjects include the Holocaust, the French Revolution, Modern Asia, Slavery in the United States, the British Empire, colonial Papua New Guinea, and Sport in History.

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Unit set code

MJ-A310013 (major)

MN-A310013 (minor)


Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), 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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  • To complete a Major sequence in History select eight (8) credit points as outlined below;
  • To complete a Minor sequence in History select any four (4) credit points from below, including no more than one (1) credit point at level one, and at least one (1) credit point at level 3

Complete 4 units from:

  • The Modern World: Nations, Empires, Ideologies, 1860s to 1930s
  • The Modern World: Globalisation and Fragmentation, the 1940s to the 21st Century
  • Using and Abusing the Past
  • History From Here
  • Plus 3 units selected from:

  • Australia in the Age of Total War 1914-1945
  • The Holocaust
  • African American History From Slavery to Black Lives Matter
  • Colonial Encounters: From Invasion to Federation
  • A History of Australian Football, 1858-2020
  • Sport in History
  • Plus 1 unit selected from:

  • Global Disasters
  • Sex, Race, Gender: Empires, 1750-1950