This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies|
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 one students studying a sequence in history will take two introductory units. At levels two and three 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).
Students studying a sequence in history must complete two units (12 points) from the following:
Suggested first-year sequences in history are:
Students studying a minor or major in history must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:
Students can include a maximum of 12 points of the following units towards their major:
* Taught in Prato, Italy.