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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Arts component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Arts
Offered bySchool of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Campus(es)Caulfield, Clayton

Description

History is a discipline that looks back at the past and tries to understand where we have come from as individuals, societies and national groups. In part therefore, history may be said to be the study and representation of past events, lives, places, ideas and institutions. This means history is full of fascinating and exciting stories that connect and resonate with - but also counterpoint - our own. But history also looks to the past for understandings about the origin of things. How did the notion of democracy arise? Why do most of us live in cities? When was the expression 'teenager' first used? Why are certain nation's implacable enemies? What made the United States the most powerful country in the world? Investigating the past, we learn more about ourselves.

Students may construct a sequence, minor or major in history by selecting units spread geographically across the fields of Asian, European, North American and Australian history or by following a more specialised sequence based upon a particular field or theme. Students are advised to seek further information from School course advisers.

Students are also encouraged to study foreign languages in fields relevant to their historical interests. The School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics offers a number of units for beginners.

Units

First-year level

Students studying a sequence in history must complete two units (12 points) from the following:

  • ATS1247 Ancient civilisations 1
  • ATS1248 Ancient civilisations 2
  • ATS1316 Medieval Europe
  • ATS1317 Renaissance Europe
  • ATS1318 Understanding Asia I: Foundations
  • ATS1319 Understanding Asia 2: Transformations
  • ATS1320 Nations at War I: From Napoleon to Gallipoli
  • ATS1321 Nations at War II: Revolutions in the twentieth century
  • ATS1322 Conflict and coexistence: Jews, Christians, Muslims
  • ATS1323 The Bible as history
  • ATS1324 Histories of God
  • ATS1325 Contemporary worlds 1
  • ATS1326 Contemporary worlds 2

Suggested first-year sequences in history are:

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minor or major in history must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

  • a minor requires completion of a further two units (12 points) chosen from List A below
  • a major requires completion of a further six units (36 points) chosen from List A and List B below, a minimum of four units must be chosen from List A. A minimum of three units also must be taken at third year level.

List A

 

List B

Students can include a maximum of 12 points of the following units towards their major:

Units not offered in 2011

List A:

List B:

Relevant Courses

Diplomas

  • 2443 Diploma in Arts (History)

Bachelors

Single degrees

  • 0002 Bachelor of Arts
  • 1638 Bachelor of Arts as a Participant in the Dean's Scholars Program
  • 3907 Bachelor of Arts (English Language)
  • 3910 Bachelor of Arts (Global)
  • 4077 Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • 1366 Bachelor of Arts (Languages)
  • 4042 Bachelor of Journalism
  • 0202 Bachelor of Letters
  • 0821 Bachelor of Music
  • 1144 Bachelor of Performing Arts
  • 1275 Bachelor of Professional Communication

Double degrees

  • 3277 Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 0550 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
  • 0553 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance)
  • 0555 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • 0556 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 0542 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Commerce
  • 2672 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Computer Science
  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 1541 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-primary
  • 1641 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education-secondary
  • 3906 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 0080 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws
  • 3054 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music
  • 0530 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
  • 3426 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Social Work
  • 0002b Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology
  • 3779 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Visual Arts
  • 1941 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Communication
  • 4423 Bachelor of Business and Commerce and Bachelor of Professional Communication
  • 0116 Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3281 Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering and Bachelor of Arts
  • 3909 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems
  • 1945 Bachelor of Professional Communication and Diploma of Professional Writing