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Co-Major (2020)

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Title History
Organisational Unit Global Studies
Special requirements There may be a reduction of choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
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Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.
Description History means making sense of our world by understanding how things come to be the way they are today. History gives us a sense of who we are as individuals and as members of society. The study of history trains the mind to analyse ideas and theories about human action by looking at the evidence of the past. History also sharpens our critical faculties as well as broadening our understanding of the human condition.
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Co-Major - 18 credit points

100 Level Units - 3 credit points

Specified Electives - 3 credit points

Select from the following:

HIS101 The Silk Roads - 3 points

HIS182 Making of the Modern World - 3 points

200 Level Units - 12 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

HIS200 The Empire Strikes Back: Imperialism and Colonialism in Modern History - 3 points

Specified Electives - 9 credit points

HIS259 Europe Under the Dictators - 3 points

HIS204 Crime and Punishment Since 1700 - 3 points

HIS250 Hollywood and History - 3 points

HIS257 Spies, Saboteurs and Secret Agents - 3 points

HIS258 Soldiers and Civilians: War in the Pacific 1941-1945 - 3 points

HIS205 The Vietnam Wars - 3 points

HIS211 Modern Japan - 3 points

HIS212 Vision Splendid: An Alternative History of Australia - 3 points

HIS243 Cold War 1945 - 1991: A Global History - 3 points

HIS244 Modern Southeast Asian History - 3 points

HIS206 Tudors and Treachery: Religion, Politics, and Society in sixteenth-century England - 3 points

HIS245 The Second World War in Europe - 3 points

300 Level Unit - 3 credit points

Core Unit - 3 credit points

HIS301 Age of Extremes, 1929-1968 - 3 points

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