Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 Applied Media and Social Sciences


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Also available via off-campus learning.


History-politics units are designed to build up, in a systematic way, significant bodies of knowledge of the history and politics of Europe, Australia, Asia, the USA and international relations. Students are provided with a systematic development of learning skills - including skills in reading, information retrieval, critical analysis, oral and written communications and methodological approaches and research techniques.


First-year level

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

  • ATS1312 Modern world events and issues
  • ATS1898 A changing world: Globalisation and social change*

* Students who have already completed this unit as part of a first-level sequence in sociologysociology (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/aos/sociology/ug-arts-sociology.html) must complete another first-level arts unit.

Second/Third-year level

Students studying a minorminor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) or majormajor (http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2014handbooks/undergrad/arts-07.html) in history-politics must have completed the first-year sequence. In addition:

Available units:

  • ATS2089/ATS3089 Social institutions and power in Asia
  • ATS2364/ATS3364 Indigenous Australian politics and activism
  • ATS2452/ATS3452 Courtesans, concubines and conquest
  • ATS2565/ATS3565 United States politics: Media and power
  • ATS2566/ATS3566 Researching the past: (Re)discovering the voiceless
  • ATS2567/ATS3567 Ideologies and philosophies of justice
  • ATS2568/ATS3568 Rights and justice in Australia
  • ATS2569/ATS3569 Australian history: Professional and political contexts
  • ATS2782 Alternative and mainstream communities
  • ATS2894/ATS3894 Accommodating minorities in Australia?
  • ATS2570/ATS3570 International relations
  • ATS3797 Truth, power and structure: Understanding history-politics
  • ATS3902 Geopolitics of climate change

Relevant courses

Single degrees

  • 3914 Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice)
  • 1708 Bachelor of Arts (Professional Communication)
  • 1712 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • 4073 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences
  • 1719 Bachelor of Behavioural Science
  • 1731 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling

Double degrees

  • 1807 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Business and Commerce
  • 4208 Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences and Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • 1798 Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling
  • 4076 Bachelor of Community Welfare and Counselling and Diploma of Disability