- Total units 24 Units
- Areas of interest History
- Minor code HIST-MIN
- Academic career Undergraduate
Historians seek to understand societies by studying change and continuity over time. History illuminates everything from individual lives to broad cultural transformations and the character of the contemporary world. It is a core discipline in the humanities and social sciences. It gives students knowledge and skills in research, analysis and writing that are valued in any professional context.
The ANU is a national leader in History and offers a wide range of courses covering Australia, America, Asia and Europe. Courses trace themes such as empire, terrorism, revolution, war, gender, race, technology and the environment. Some focus on philosophies that underlie historical analysis or techniques of historical research. All core courses train students in historical theory and method.
A Minor in History complements majors in many fields, including: politics, international relations, law, archaeology, anthropology, languages, literature, art history, philosophy, development studies, policy and any kind of area studies.
Note: Students are not required to undertake units from the elective list and may choose to construct their minor entirely from core courses.
Students who complete this minor will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Demonstrate understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
- Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
- Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
- Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:
18 to 24 units from the completion of the following course(s)
Courses in the subject area of History (HIST)
Including courses in the following list:
Europe in the Modern Era
A maximum of 6 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:
|ANCH1013||Ancient Athens: democracy and empire||6|
|ANCH1014||Rome: Republic to Empire||6|
|ANCH 2009: Artefacts & Society|
|ANCH2016||Bad neighbours: Law and life in ancient Athens||6|
|ASIA2009||Modern Japan: the state and the society from Meiji to the present||6|
|ASIA2016||The Mongol Empire in World History||6|
|ASIA2037||History of Modern China||6|
|ASIA2041||Mainland Southeast Asia: Colonial and Postcolonial Predicaments||6|
|ASIA2045||The Investigative Historian in Asia: reading between the lies||6|
|ASIA2072||Taiwan: History and Culture||6|
|ASIA2163||Religion and Politics in South Asia||6|
|ASIA2516||Indonesia: Politics, Society and Development||6|
|ASIA3002||The Chinese Southern Diaspora||6|
|ASIA3011||Samurai Society and Social Control in Japan||6|
|ASIA3030||The Origins of the International Order in Southeast Asia||6|
|ENGL2074||Jane Austen History and Fiction||6|
|GEND2021||Trauma, Memory and Culture||6|
|MEAS2000||Iranian History and Culture||6|
|MEAS2002||Turkish History: Ottoman State to Modern Turkey||6|
|MEAS2003||Modern Turkey: History, Culture and Regional Relations||6|
|MEAS1002||Islam : History and Institutions||6|
|MEAS2108||Gallipoli: History and National Imagination||6|
|PASI2002||Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries||6|
|POLS 2061: Classical Marxism|
|POLS 2092: Fascism and Antifascism|
|POLS2100||Genocide - Post 1945||6|
|POLS 2115: Revolution!|
|SOCY2053||Imagining the Future: The Social Origins of Utopias and Science Fiction||6|