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History

MajorYear: 2019

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Overview

The History curriculum offers students the opportunity to understand the worlds of the past, to reflect on the making of the present, and to develop the capacities to locate information, analyse evidence, think critically, and communicate effectively. The discipline offers both great range and detailed attention to particular places, times, and themes. Courses extend from the medieval world and the great empires to our most immediate past; all offerings reflect the latest developments in historical research and vocational practice.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this major, students will be able to

  • demonstrate a detailed knowledge of several periods or cultures of the past;
  • locate, identify, analyse and contextualise materials that provide insight into the past;
  • display a critical understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches, both national and international, to interpreting the past;
  • understand the development of the discipline of History, its past and present;
  • understand how historians relate and respond to their social, cultural and political environments;
  • demonstrate the ability to research on a defined topic according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline;
  • engage with, and respond to, divergent historical interpretations using critical thinking skills, including through student-centred group work;
  • demonstrate a high level of clarity and fluency in communication and collaboration, including oral and written presentation of evidence-based narratives and effective work in small groups;
  • reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in the study of history, and on how these might be applied to scholarship, employment and citizenship.

Structure

100 credit points

Major

The BA major comprises eight subjects from the lists below:

Level 1

Level 2

  • 37.5 points of level 2 subjects

Level 3

  • 37.5 points of level 3 subjects, including the compulsory capstone subject HIST30060 Making History.

Total 100 points

Minor

The BA minor comprises six subjects from the lists below:

Level 1

Level 2

  • 25 points of level 2 subjects

Level 3

  • 25 points of level 3 subjects

Total 75 points

Subject Options

Level 1 Subjects

One Arts Foundation Subject and one of the following:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST10012 The World Since World War II
Semester 1
12.5
HIST10015 Dictators & Democrats: The Modern World
Semester 2
12.5
HIST10016 Europe: From Black Death to New Worlds
Semester 1
12.5

Level 2 Subjects

37.5 points of the following:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST20059 American History: Revolution to WWII
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20060 Total War: World War II
Semester 2
12.5
HIST20065 Rebels and Revolutionaries
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20072 Pirates and their Enemies Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST20069 Modern European History 1789 to 1914
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20077 Britain in the Wider World 1603-1815
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20013 The Holocaust & Genocide
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20010 The First Centuries of Islam
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20068 The French Revolution
Semester 2
12.5
HIST20034 Modern Southeast Asia
Semester 2
12.5
HIST20070 Australia in the World Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST20071 American History from JFK to Trump
Semester 2
12.5
HIST20078 Crisis Continent: Europe's 20th Century Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST20052 Venice and Cultures of Consumption
November
12.5
HIST20035 Modern & Contemporary Ireland Since 1790 Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST20073 Town and Country in China and the West Not available in 2019 25
HIST20075 Migrant Nation: History Culture Identity Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST20079 Global France, 1600 - 1789 Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST20080 Witch-Hunting in European Societies
Semester 2
12.5
HIST20081 Reacting to the Past
Semester 1
12.5
HIST20082 The Great War 1914 to 1918 Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST20084 Red Empire: The Soviet Union and After
Semester 2
12.5

Level 3 Subjects

25 points of the following as well as the compulsory capstone subject below:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST30071 City Visions: Melbourne Intensive
Summer Term
12.5
HIST30004 A History of Sexualities
Semester 1
12.5
HIST30015 The Modern Middle East
Semester 1
12.5
HIST30066 Cold War Cultures in Asia
Semester 1
12.5
HIST30064 Controversies in Australian History
Semester 2
12.5
HIST30065 USA and the World
Semester 1
12.5
HPSC30034 Magic, Reason, New Worlds, 1450-1750
Semester 1
12.5
HIST30006 The Renaissance in Italy
Semester 1
12.5
HIST30010 Hitler's Germany
Semester 2
12.5
HIST30059 Race in America Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST30068 A History of Violence Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST30051 Venice and Cultures of Consumption
November
12.5
HIST30070 Town and Country in China and the West Not available in 2019 25
HIST30073 Crime, Punishment and Media 1500 - 1800
Semester 2
12.5
HIST30074 Global Histories of Indigenous Activism Not available in 2019 12.5

Level 3 Capstone Subject

The capstone is compulsory for students completing a major in History. The capstone in not available in the minor or as breadth studies.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST30060 Making History
Semester 2
12.5

Links

http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/history

Last updated: 1 May 2019