People learn about the past to study change over time because it is useful, challenging and endlessly fascinating. In all walks of life, people familiar with events, institutions and ideas of the past have had a head start in making sense of the present.
The study of history is not memorising 'facts', it is about learning to locate information, analyse and interpret sources, engage in reasoned argument, not to make judgement calls on the basis of incomplete information, and consider all aspects of human life.
The history program allows you to specialise in Australian, European (medieval and modern) or American history. It bridges the humanities and social sciences, and complements studies in other faculties.
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Potential graduate career pathways:
Undergraduate courses with a specialisation in History:
History can also been undertaken as student electives from other courses across the University of Tasmania and is a complimentary area of study for students undertaking vocationally oriented degree programs such as Social Science, Education and Law.
Postgraduate courses with a specialisation in History:
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Arts
23 April, 2013