• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code HIST-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate

We offer a History specialisation to give you an introductory understanding of the area that is also a pathway to a Masters degree in the discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the History specialisation, students will have developed the appropriate skills and knowledge to:
  1. critically apply theoretical frameworks and research techniques to understanding national and international issues and problems;
  2. relate a field of study in the arts, humanities or social sciences to its wider cultural and societal context;
  3. critically evaluate ideas and develop creative solutions to complex problems; and
  4. communicate and debate complex issues both orally and in writing, using a variety of media.

Other Information

For courses offered in both Online and In Person modes, International students must enrol in the In Person (on campus) class offering, or seek permission of the program convenor to enrol in online mode.

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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
HIST6007 Making History 6
HIST6110 Approaches to History 6

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
HIST6022 Indigenous Australian History 6
HIST6107 American Voices: Aspects of Social Thought in the United States, 1900-1990 6
HIST6121 Electric Citizens: The Rise of the Modern Media in the United States, 1865-2000 6
HIST6126 American Sixties 6
HIST6128 Convicts and Emigrants: Australia, 1770s to 1870s 6
HIST6133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture, c. 1450-1950 6
HIST6136 World At War, 1939-1945 6
HIST6205 Europe and the Atlantic World, c.1492–1776. 6
HIST6213 Real Men: Manhood and Identity in the Western World 6
HIST6214 The Great War, 1914-1919 6
HIST6221 The Birth of Modernity: Britain 1688-1848 6
HIST6223 The French Revolution and Napoleon 6
HIST6226 Nazi Germany 6
HIST6228 Enlightenment Worlds 6
HIST6229 Sexuality in Australian History 6
HIST6236 Debating Anzac 6
HIST6237 Digital History, Digital Heritage 6
HIST6238 Rock, Sex and War: Australia's 1960s - 1970s 6
HIST6240 Democracy and Dissent: Europe Since 1945 6
HIST6509 Tudor-Stuart England c.1485-1714: Politics, Society, Culture 6
HIST8015 Colonial Australia in an Imperial World 6
HIST8016 Settler Societies and Indigenous Encounters 6
HIST8017 Australia and the World at War 6
HIST8018 A Globalising World 6
HIST8022 History, Human Rights, and Globalisation 6
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