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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Ernest Koh


An overview of major world events in the Twentieth Century in order to gain an understanding of how the world has come to be as it is today. Themes include nationalism and imperialism; democracy and the First World War; Communism; Fascism and the Second World War; decolonisation; postwar affluence and youth movements; the collapse of Communism.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of modern world history.

  1. Understand who we are and how we got here.

  1. Demonstrate sound knowledge of current affairs and debates about the future.

  1. Demonstrate improved oral and written communication skills, particularly in relation to the analysis and explanation of ideas and the development of argument.

  1. Successfully undertake a variety of research and writing tasks.


Written work: 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Ernest Koh

Contact hours

2 hour lecture and 1 tutorial per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

International studies