• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest History
  • Major code EHIS-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

Europe is a continent steeped in history and Europe's past continues to shape its present.  Students enrolling in the Major in European History will have the opportunity to study modern and contemporary history with an emphasis on Europe’s intellectual and material impact on the wider world.  This major gives students an opportunity to understand events, individuals and processes which have shaped contemporary Europe and much of the modern world.  


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. recognise and reflect on the political, social, economic, and cultural factors that have shaped Europe over the past millennium.
  2. evaluate competing accounts of European historical development and changing representations of Europe's past.
  3. analyse primary historical evidence from a wide range of sources and in a variety of media and forms.
  4. interpret the past using a variety of theoretical and thematic approaches.
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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
EURO1004 Europe in the Modern Era 6
HIST1209 Terror to Terrorism: A History 6
HIST1214 Empires in Global History: 1200 to the Present 6
HIST1215 The Twentieth Century World 6

12 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HIST2110 Approaches to History 6
HIST3007 Making History 6

24 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HIST2133 Human Variations and Racism in Western Culture, c. 1450-1950 6
HIST2136 World at War, 1939-1945 6
HIST2141 The Cold War: 1945-1989 6
HIST2205 Europe and the Atlantic World, c.1492–1776. 6
  HIST 2213: Real Men
HIST2214 The Great War, 1914-1918 6
HIST2219 Tudor-Stuart England, c.1485-1714: Politics, Society and Culture 6
HIST2220 Western Europe in the Later Middle Ages, c. 1348-1500 6
HIST2221 The Birth of Modernity: Britain 1688-1848 6
HIST2223 The French Revolution and Napoleon 6
HIST2226 Nazi Germany 6
HIST2228 Enlightenment Worlds 6
HIST2236 Debating Anzac 6
  HIST 2237: Digital History & Heritage
HIST2238 Human Rights in History 6
HIST2240 Democracy and Dissent: Europe Since 1945 6
HIST2242 The Soviet Union: From the Russian Revolution to the Collapse of Communism 6
HIST2243 Vikings, Crusades, Mongols: Shaping Medieval Europe, c. 850—1300 6
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