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Undergraduate - Area of Study

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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

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.

Description

History is not simply about dates and facts. Rather it is about new ways to interpret and understand the past. History reaches broadly into different aspects of the human experience and considers societies and civilisations across a range of periods and continents. This makes history one of the most exciting and challenging disciplines to study at university. But history is not just about what has come before us. It also provides new ways to make sense of the world today. We cannot understand the current shape of societies and states across the globe, or issues facing individuals and social groups, without considering the past. How did the notion of democracy arise? Why do most of us live in cities? How have ideas and experiences of family or sexuality changed? Why are certain countries and communities implacable enemies? History explores the origins of institutions and ideas that continue to shape our lives, and it explores how people have reacted to and sometimes reshaped the world around them. In so doing, it tells us where we came from, who we are and give us insight into the future.

Students may construct a sequence, minor or major in history. At level 1 students studying a sequence in history will take two introductory units. At levels 2 and 3 students studying a minor or major in history will take units from List A (which develop intellectual and vocational skills in history) and List B (which focus on specific historical periods and places), and may also choose electives from List C (history-related units offered by other subject-areas).

Units

First-year level

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

  • ATS1247 Ancient civilisations 1
  • ATS1248 Ancient civilisations 2
  • ATS1316 Medieval Europe
  • ATS1317 Renaissance Europe
  • ATS1318 Understanding Asia I: Foundations
  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia 2: Transformations
  • ATS1320 Nations at War I: From Napoleon to Gallipoli
  • ATS1321 Nations at War II: Revolutions in the twentieth century
  • ATS1322 Conflict and coexistence: Jews, Christians, Muslims
  • ATS1323 The Bible as history
  • ATS1324 Histories of God
  • ATS1325 Contemporary worlds 1
  • ATS1326 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) chosen from list A and list B below, with a minimum of one unit from List A
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) chosen from list A, list B and List C below, including at least two units must be chosen from list A, and a minimum of four units from lists A and B. A minimum of three units also must be taken at third year level.

List A

List B

List C

Students can include a maximum of 12 points of the following units towards their major:

  • ATS2286/ATS3286 After Auschwitz: Remembering the Holocaust
  • ATS2342/ATS3342 Alexander the Great and his world
  • ATS2343/ATS3343 Imperial Egypt and the Mediterranean world
  • ATS2346/ATS3346 Imperial Rome: A study in power and perversion in the early empire
  • ATS2348/ATS3348 The middle kingdom in Egypt: From collapse to recovery and foreign rule
  • ATS2349/ATS3349 The golden age of Athens
  • ATS2350/ATS3350 Kleopatra's Egypt
  • ATS2351/ATS3351 The early dynastic period and old kingdom in Egypt, 3050-2150
  • ATS2352/ATS3352 Egypt's golden age and its aftermath
  • ATS2353/ATS3353 Social justice and Indigenous Australians
  • ATS2354/ATS3354 Interrogating racism: Indigenous Australians and the state
  • ATS2357/ATS3357 Australian Aboriginal women
  • ATS2385/ATS3385 Anzac legends: Australians at war
  • ATS2386/AUS3300 Broken earth: Journeys through the Australian landscape
  • ATS2387/ATS3387 Beyond Gallipoli: Australians in two world wars (Prato)
  • ATS2388/ATS3388 Gallipoli journey: ANZAC and the Ottomans (overseas)
  • ATS2389/ATS3389 Gallipoli's shadow: Australia at war (Prato)
  • ATS2390/ATS3390 Anzac journey: Gallipoli and the Ottomans (overseas)
  • ATS2523/ATS3523 Modern Eastern and Central Europe: Culture and society
  • ATS2580/ATS3580 The Middle East in the modern world
  • ATS2582/ATS3582 The history of the Arab-Israeli conflict
  • ATS2585/ATS3585 The world of the Bible
  • ATS2586/ATS3586 Islam: Principles, civilisations, influences
  • ATS2591/ATS3591 The Arab-Israeli conflict through film and literature
  • ATS2598/ATS3598 Jews in the modern world
  • ATS2599/ATS3599 Modern Israel: History, politics and society
  • ATS2600/ATS3600 The Holocaust in an age of genocide
  • ATS2608/ATS3608 Myth and meaning in ancient worlds
  • ATS2609/ATS3609 Jesus and the Jews
  • ATS2636/ATS3636 Sacred and profane: Religion, the secular and the state
  • ATS2610/ATS3610 Ancient religions
  • ATS2611/ATS3611 Mystics, authority and society
  • ATS2632/ATS3632 Post-conflict: Justice, memory, reconciliation
  • ATS2712/ATS3712 The religious quest: Eastern faith and illumination
  • ATS2907/ATS3907 Islamic leadership in the 20th century
  • ATS2898/ATS3898 The Italian city through an historical and literary perspective
  • ATS3284 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust
  • ATS3287 Israelis and Palestinians between war and peace
  • ATS3314 Seeking justice: South Africa and Rwanda
  • ATS3341 Interpreting the sources of Islam: The Qur'an and Hadith

Relevant courses

Diplomas

  • 2327 Diploma in Liberal Arts
  • 2552 Diploma of Tertiary Studies

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 3920 Bachelor of Arts - at Sunway
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 2396 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 2476 Bachelor of Communication - at Sunway
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4086 Bachelor of Social Science

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)
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 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
  • 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
  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 1806 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education
  • 4089 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Visual and Media Arts
  • 4403 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 3537 Bachelor of Arts (Global) and Bachelor of Science
  • 2131 Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) and Bachelor of Science
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 4075 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health)
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing