Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2015 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2015 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Professor Erik Eklund


Issues and events post 1900 using global and regional frameworks. Critical analysis will be used to gain an understanding of the most significant forces that have shaped the period 1900 to present. Topics studied include sovereign states; imperialism; World War I, the Depression, Nazis, World War II, Nuclear Age, Cold War, Collapse of the Soviet Empire, and Nationalism in the 1990s.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. apply theoretical and methodological tools in the evaluation of geographic, environmental, social, economic, and political factors which have shaped, and continue to shape the world since 1900;
  2. demonstrate conceptual and analytical skills in examining the causes and consequences of major global and regional trends;
  3. use oral and written presentation skills in discussions of contemporary global and regional issues;
  4. demonstrate an interest in and understanding of world events and t foster a life long study of the forces which shape regions and the global system.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)


GSC1503, HPL1503