Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Sunway First semester 2012 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kate Murphy


Previously coded INT1010


This unit is designed to give you the historical background and conceptual tools to understand the contemporary world. It traces the key political, economic, and social developments since 1945 that have brought us to where we are today.


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

  1. Demonstrate a knowledge of modern world history.
  2. Understand who we are and how we got here.
  3. Demonstrate sound knowledge of current affairs and debates about the future.
  4. Demonstrate improved oral and written communication skills, particularly in relation to the analysis and explanation of ideas and the development of argument.
  5. Successfully undertake a variety of research and writing tasks.


Written work: 90%
Class participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kate Murphy

Contact hours

one 90 minute lecture
one 1-hour tutorial per week

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

International studies