MJRU-HISTR v.1 History Major (BA)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This major enables students to examine the development of social, political, cultural and economic forces, noting how such developments shape society over time. Particular attention is paid to Australia, Asia and other selected overseas societies, ideas and research methods. More generally, students are encouraged to examine how history shapes the way they think, believe, and act. Students studying History as their primary major will study their first year with the STRU-BAMCC Media, Culture and Creative Arts First Year Stream.
Major Overview Note
Students choosing this major within the Bachelor of Arts degree will also choose another major or an elective stream. Choosing a second major allows students to study in an additional discipline area. Choosing an elective stream allows students to undertake further study in the discipline of their first major or choose from a variety of units from around the University.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Students should complete Legacies of Empire (HIST1000) and Australia and Asia Transformed (INTR1001) in their first year.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the discipline of history, and an ability to apply an historical perspective to the study of social life
2. demonstrate the ability to think critically, creatively and reflectively within the history discipline and across disciplinary boundaries
3. demonstrate the ability to locate relevant information from a range of sources and to make decisions about the significance of this information in the development of an historical analysis of social life
4. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of written, oral and other formats to diverse audiences in ways appropriate in history
5. demonstrate the ability to use a variety of technologies and the ability to decide on their applications appropriately
6. show sustained intellectual curiosity by taking responsibility for one's own learning and intellectual development through the recognition of a range of learning strategies
7. demonstrate the capacity to understand social life in a range of local and global contexts through the recognition of international practices in history
8. appreciate the importance of historical knowledge in contributing to an understanding of cultural diversity and human rights
9. understand the importance of appropriate theories and ethical and principled methods for undertaking historical research; Demonstrate the ability to produce appropriate scholarly knowledge through research
Duration and availability
This major is available to international students studying in Australia on a study visa.
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|HIST2001||v.1||Democracy and Dictatorship||3.0||25.0|
|HIST2002||v.1||Islam in the Contemporary World||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|HIST2000||v.1||Twentieth Century Australia||3.0||25.0|
|INTR2001||v.1||Religion, War and Terror||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|HIST3003||v.1||Australians at War||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
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