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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Area of Study

NOTE: This area of study has been updated - please refer to the Undergraduate handbook change register for details.

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton

Description

History is a discipline that looks back at the past and tries to understand where we have come from, as individuals, societies and national groups. In part therefore, history may be said to be the study and representation of past events, lives, places, ideas and institutions. This means history is full of fascinating and exciting stories that connect and resonate with - but also counterpoint - our own. But history also looks to the past for understandings about the origin of things. How did the notion of democracy arise? Why do most of us live in cities? When was the expression 'teenager' first used? Why are certain nation's implacable enemies? What made the United States the most powerful country in the world? Investigating the past, we learn more about ourselves.

Students may construct a sequence, minor or major in history by selecting units spread geographically across the fields of Asian, European and Australian history or by following a more specialised sequence based upon a particular field or theme. Students are advised to seek further information from school's course advisers.

Students are also encouraged to study foreign languages in fields relevant to their historical interests. The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics offers a number of units for beginners.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in history must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • AAH1010 Ancient civilisation 1
  • AAH1020 Ancient civilisation 2
  • HSY1010 Medieval Europe
  • HSY1020 Renaissance Europe
  • HSY1050 Understanding Asia I: Foundations (previously Asian civilisations: The cycle of empires)
  • HSY1060 Understanding Asia 2: Transformations (previously Asian civilisations: Crisis and transformation)
  • HSY1111 Nations at War I: From Napoleon to Gallipoli
  • HSY1112 Nations at War II: Revolutions in the twentieth century
  • HSY1120 Conflict and coexistence: Jews, Christians, Muslims (previously Jews and non-Jews in the middle ages)
  • HSY1190 The Bible as history (previously Jews, God and history)
  • HSY1200 Histories of God
  • INT1010 Contemporary worlds 1
  • INT1020 Contemporary worlds 2

Suggested first-year sequences in history are:

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in history must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) from the units listed below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) from the units listed below. A minimum of three units must be taken at third year level.

Available units include:

Units not available in 2010

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2443 Diploma in Arts (History)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1275 Bachelor of Communication
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 3909 Bachelor of Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts