Courses & Units

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts 13I

Hobart

Introduction

This is a four-year full-time degree course, offered on the Hobart campus only, which may also be studied part time. Students have a maximum of nine years to complete the degree.

These course rules and specifications apply to students commencing thecourse in 2010. For students who commenced prior to 2010, the applicable course rules are those from the year of commencement. i.e. students who commenced in 2006 should refer to the 2006 Handbook.

Summary

Course Name Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts
Course Abbreviation BA-BFA
Course Duration 4 Years
Maximum time to complete (Part-time) 9 Years
CRICOS code 039193J
Responsible Faculty Faculty of Arts

Intake

Locations

Location Semesters
Hobart Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early), Spring school

Objectives

See course objectives for the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degree courses.

Additional Information

Aboriginal studies, Asian studies, behavioural science, Chinese, English, geography, history, Indonesian, natural environment and wilderness studies, philosophy, public policy, social ecology, sociology, gender studiesAboriginal studies, ancient civilisations, ancient Greek, Asian studies, Chinese, English, European studies, French, geography and environmental studies, German, history, Indonesian, Japanese, journalism and media studies, Latin, natural environment and wilderness studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, social ecology, sociology, gender studies

If you've previously undertaken study overseas, please review our list of equivalent qualifications.

Please note: international students should refer to the General Admission Requirements page for information regarding entry requirements.

The combined degree requirements consist of:
  • A major in each degree component of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate and 4 advanced units
  • A minor in each degree component of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate level units
  • Degree electives: 4 units in each degree component, 2 in each degree at introductory level and 2 in each degree at intermediate or advanced level.

Bachelor of Arts

In the Bachelor of Arts component, you choose a major, minor and 4 degree electives.

Bachelor of Fine Arts

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts component, you choose a major and 4 degree electives. The Art Theory minor is a compulsory minor for all students.

Course Structure

Compulsory minor

Choose 1 major from the following list:


For a grid of HTA units, and their relevant specialisations, please click here to view all units

Cross-listed units
Note that we have also included the list of cross-listed units from other disciplines which can be counted towards a History major. This will help you to see how these cross-listed units can also be used to help you build up your focus on a certain specialisation.

UP TO TWO OR 25% CROSS-LISTED UNITS FROM OTHER DISCIPLINES (non-HTA coded units) can count toward the History major.This diagram illustrates the course structure. Please check individual unit information for the semester that each unit is available in.
Year 1
    Compulsory introductory units
    • HTA101History 1A: Making Modern EuropeDetails

      This unit explores the political, social, cultural and economic history of Europe between c.1660 and 1815. Europe's 'long eighteenth century' was a crucial period in shaping both modern Europe and the world. The unit explores both western and eastern Europe,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA101 History 1A: Making Modern Europe

    • HTA102History 1B: Making the Modern WorldDetails

      This unit explores the dramatic changes in world history from 1500 to 1900. It examines how rising population levels, technological change, trade and warfare shaped the modern world. The unit employs a series of case studies to examine the impact…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA102 History 1B: Making the Modern World

Year 2
    Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:
    • HTA206Australia 1788 to 1901Details

      Examines the history of the Australian people and culture from early European settlement to the federation of the colonies and the making of a nation. Explores the interaction between Imperial policy, Indigenous resistance and the political ideals and personal ambitions…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA206 Australia 1788 to 1901

    • HTA207Australia 1901 to 2001Details

      Examines patterns of change and continuity, and conflict and consensus in Australia from federation to the dismissal of Gough Whitlam. Topics include nation building to 1914; the first world war, progressivism in the 1920s; Australia and the world depression in…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA207 Australia 1901 to 2001

    • HTA210Cold War Europe, 1945-1991Details

      A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan;…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA210 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991

    • HTA211Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945Details

      From the First World War to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, this unit explores European history in the tumultuous period 1914-1945. This was an age convulsed by total war, nationalism, revolution, totalitarianism, political violence and genocide. Democracy increasingly…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA211 Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945

    • HTA216Experience of Modern WarDetails

      This unit explores the nature of war in the twentieth century. Students are introduced to New Military History and encouraged to critically engage with how war has been experienced, represented, remembered, imagined and commemorated by participants, the public, governments and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA216 Experience of Modern War

    • HTA234Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450Details

      Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA234 Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450

    • HTA245Revolutions of the MindDetails

      This unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA245 Revolutions of the Mind

    • HTA258Renaissance & Reformation EuropeDetails

      This unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation which, together with the geographical discoveries and imperial expansion of this period, represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA258 Renaissance & Reformation Europe

    • HTA267Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815Details

      The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA267 Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815

    • HTA269Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500Details

      Spanning more than 500 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, this unit will explore the financial and economic history of the Western world and seek to explain the processes of economic growth and its impact on ordinary people.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA269 Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500

    • HTA270Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil WarDetails

      This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA270 Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War

    • HTA271Australian Environmental HistoryDetails

      Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA271 Australian Environmental History

    • HTA272Australia in the Pacific WorldDetails

      This unit examines Australia's historical and political connections within the Pacific world. Taking an 'oceans connect' approach to world history the unit considers Australia within the dynamic regional spheres of the southwestern Pacific and trans-Tasman worlds, as well as the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA272 Australia in the Pacific World

    • HTA273Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714Details

      The personal dramas and political machinations of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties bulk large in popular histories and historical fiction. Yet, while they are interesting and important, there is much more to this period than the doings of kings and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA273 Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714

    • HTA274Saints and Sinners in the Middle AgesDetails

      Between the 4th and 15th centuries AD medieval Europe saw great variety in religious practices: hermits living in the desert and forests, popes in Rome, monks and nuns in monasteries, new religious orders such as the Knights Templar and mendicants,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA274 Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages

    • HTA277The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000Details

      In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA277 The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000

    • HTA278Special Topic in HistoryDetails

      This unit examines continuity and change in a particular period, place, and/or historical theme. See the 'special notes' below for additional information about the content of this unit in any given semester.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA278 Special Topic in History

    Choose 1 intermediate unit from the following list:
    • HAB211Van Diemen's LandDetails

      This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal socities and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAB211 Van Diemen's Land

    • HAB216Australia's Ancient Aboriginal PastDetails

      This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAB216 Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past

    • HAB217Indigenous Warfare: Conflict and CollaborationDetails

      This unit focuses on Indigenous warfare across the Australian continent and in comparative contexts such as New Zealand. Its initial emphasis is on Indigenous warfare prior to colonial contact. The complexities of frontier warfare will then be considered, with attention…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAB217 Indigenous Warfare: Conflict and Collaboration

    • HAF231Gender in Historical PerspectiveDetails

      People in different times and places have expressed their ideas and beliefs about gender and sexuality in a variety of ways which have differed over time. Those beliefs have had an enormous effect on the way we live our lives.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAF231 Gender in Historical Perspective

    • HAU254Empire: Ambitions and AftermathDetails

      It was said that 'the sun never sets on the British Empire'. This unit explores the origins, growth, and difficult afterlife of Western imperial ambitions from the 18th c. to the present with a particular focus on the colonisation of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAU254 Empire: Ambitions and Aftermath

    • HAU255History and Cultural HeritageDetails

      Explores ways of knowing and relating to the past, what historians can learn from related disciplines, how historians communicate historical knowledge beyond academe to the wider community, and the way the wider community identifies with history. The unit examines a…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAU255 History and Cultural Heritage

    • HMA226Reacting to the Past: Role-playing AsiaDetails

      This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HMA226 Reacting to the Past: Role-playing Asia

    • HTA206Australia 1788 to 1901Details

      Examines the history of the Australian people and culture from early European settlement to the federation of the colonies and the making of a nation. Explores the interaction between Imperial policy, Indigenous resistance and the political ideals and personal ambitions…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA206 Australia 1788 to 1901

    • HTA207Australia 1901 to 2001Details

      Examines patterns of change and continuity, and conflict and consensus in Australia from federation to the dismissal of Gough Whitlam. Topics include nation building to 1914; the first world war, progressivism in the 1920s; Australia and the world depression in…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA207 Australia 1901 to 2001

    • HTA210Cold War Europe, 1945-1991Details

      A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan;…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA210 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991

    • HTA211Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945Details

      From the First World War to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, this unit explores European history in the tumultuous period 1914-1945. This was an age convulsed by total war, nationalism, revolution, totalitarianism, political violence and genocide. Democracy increasingly…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA211 Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945

    • HTA216Experience of Modern WarDetails

      This unit explores the nature of war in the twentieth century. Students are introduced to New Military History and encouraged to critically engage with how war has been experienced, represented, remembered, imagined and commemorated by participants, the public, governments and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA216 Experience of Modern War

    • HTA234Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450Details

      Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA234 Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450

    • HTA245Revolutions of the MindDetails

      This unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA245 Revolutions of the Mind

    • HTA258Renaissance & Reformation EuropeDetails

      This unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation which, together with the geographical discoveries and imperial expansion of this period, represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA258 Renaissance & Reformation Europe

    • HTA267Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815Details

      The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA267 Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815

    • HTA269Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500Details

      Spanning more than 500 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, this unit will explore the financial and economic history of the Western world and seek to explain the processes of economic growth and its impact on ordinary people.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA269 Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500

    • HTA270Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil WarDetails

      This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA270 Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War

    • HTA271Australian Environmental HistoryDetails

      Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA271 Australian Environmental History

    • HTA272Australia in the Pacific WorldDetails

      This unit examines Australia's historical and political connections within the Pacific world. Taking an 'oceans connect' approach to world history the unit considers Australia within the dynamic regional spheres of the southwestern Pacific and trans-Tasman worlds, as well as the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA272 Australia in the Pacific World

    • HTA273Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714Details

      The personal dramas and political machinations of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties bulk large in popular histories and historical fiction. Yet, while they are interesting and important, there is much more to this period than the doings of kings and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA273 Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714

    • HTA274Saints and Sinners in the Middle AgesDetails

      Between the 4th and 15th centuries AD medieval Europe saw great variety in religious practices: hermits living in the desert and forests, popes in Rome, monks and nuns in monasteries, new religious orders such as the Knights Templar and mendicants,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA274 Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages

    • HTA277The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000Details

      In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA277 The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000

    • HTA278Special Topic in HistoryDetails

      This unit examines continuity and change in a particular period, place, and/or historical theme. See the 'special notes' below for additional information about the content of this unit in any given semester.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA278 Special Topic in History

    • HTC200The World of Alexander the GreatDetails

      Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTC200 The World of Alexander the Great

    • HTC201Roman Republic 218-31 BCDetails

      Covers the Roman Republic from the period of Roman expansion in the Mediterranean to the end of the civil wars. The unit will concentrate on the political and social structures underlying this process, with particular emphasis on the Roman aristocracy,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTC201 Roman Republic 218-31 BC

    • HTC202The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and ViceDetails

      Examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century AD to the middle of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, as well as archaeological, numismatic…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTC202 The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and Vice

    • HTC232Pompeii and the Ancient CityDetails

      Analyses the archaeological material of central Roman Italy. The chief theme of the course is the evolution of urbanised culture through the extant archaeological evidence in the urban centres of Rome, Pompeii, Ostia and their suburban hinterlands. The impact of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTC232 Pompeii and the Ancient City

    • HTC235Celtic and Roman BritainDetails

      This unit examines the society of the ancient Celts in Britain during the first century BC until the 4th Century AD. This encompasses the upheaval that occurred with the onset of the Roman invasion and how this affected the social…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTC235 Celtic and Roman Britain

    • HTC236The World of the Classical GreeksDetails

      Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTC236 The World of the Classical Greeks

Year 3
    Choose 3 advanced units from the following list:
    • HTA306Australia 1788 to 1901Details

      Examines the history of the Australian people and culture from early European settlement to the federation of the colonies and the making of a nation. Explores the interaction between Imperial policy, Indigenous resistance and the political ideals and personal ambitions…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA306 Australia 1788 to 1901

    • HTA307Australia 1901 to 2001Details

      Examines patterns of change and continuity, and conflict and consensus in Australia from federation to the dismissal of Gough Whitlam. Topics include nation building to 1914; the first world war, progressivism in the 1920s; Australia and the world depression in…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA307 Australia 1901 to 2001

    • HTA310Cold War Europe, 1945-1991Details

      A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan;…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA310 Cold War Europe, 1945-1991

    • HTA311Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945Details

      From the First World War to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, this unit explores European history in the tumultuous period 1914-1945. This was an age convulsed by total war, nationalism, revolution, totalitarianism, political violence and genocide. Democracy increasingly…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA311 Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945

    • HTA316Experience of Modern WarDetails

      This unit explores the nature of war in the twentieth century. Students are introduced to New Military History and encouraged to critically engage with how war has been experienced, represented, remembered, imagined and commemorated by participants, the public, governments and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA316 Experience of Modern War

    • HTA334Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450Details

      Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA334 Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450

    • HTA345Revolutions of the MindDetails

      This unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA345 Revolutions of the Mind

    • HTA358Renaissance & Reformation EuropeDetails

      This unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation which, together with the geographical discoveries and imperial expansion of this period, represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA358 Renaissance & Reformation Europe

    • HTA367Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815Details

      The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA367 Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815

    • HTA369Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500Details

      Spanning more than 500 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, this unit will explore the financial and economic history of the Western world and seek to explain the processes of economic growth and its impact on ordinary people.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA369 Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500

    • HTA370Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil WarDetails

      This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA370 Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil War

    • HTA371Australian Environmental HistoryDetails

      Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA371 Australian Environmental History

    • HTA372Australia in the Pacific WorldDetails

      This unit examines Australia's historical and political connections within the Pacific world. Taking an 'oceans connect' approach to world history the unit considers Australia within the dynamic regional spheres of the southwestern Pacific and trans-Tasman worlds, as well as the…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA372 Australia in the Pacific World

    • HTA373Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714Details

      The personal dramas and political machinations of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties bulk large in popular histories and historical fiction. Yet, while they are interesting and important, there is much more to this period than the doings of kings and…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA373 Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714

    • HTA374Saints and Sinners in the Middle AgesDetails

      Between the 4th and 15th centuries AD medieval Europe saw great variety in religious practices: hermits living in the desert and forests, popes in Rome, monks and nuns in monasteries, new religious orders such as the Knights Templar and mendicants,…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA374 Saints and Sinners in the Middle Ages

    • HTA377The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000Details

      In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA377 The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000

    • HTA378Special Topic in HistoryDetails

      This unit examines continuity and change in a particular period, place, and/or historical theme. See the 'special notes' below for additional information about the content of this unit in any given semester.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA378 Special Topic in History

    • HTA398History in the MakingDetails

      This capstone 300-level History unit is designed to both round off the History major and to prepare students for the multiple ways in which they might apply their History studies in the future. The unit analyses the many ways in…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA398 History in the Making

    Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:
    • HAB311Van Diemen's LandDetails

      This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal socities and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAB311 Van Diemen's Land

    • HAB316Australia's Ancient Aboriginal PastDetails

      This unit will begin with an overview of prehistory and archaeology in a global context, before focusing on the Aboriginal presence in Australia and internal developments until the late eighteenth century. Megafaunal extinctions, land management practices (including the impact of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAB316 Australia's Ancient Aboriginal Past

    • HAB317Indigenous Warfare: Conflict and CollaborationDetails

      This unit focuses on Indigenous warfare across the Australian continent and in comparative contexts such as New Zealand. Its initial emphasis is on Indigenous warfare prior to colonial contact. The complexities of frontier warfare will then be considered, with attention…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAB317 Indigenous Warfare: Conflict and Collaboration

    • HAF331Gender in Historical PerspectiveDetails

      People in different times and places have expressed their ideas and beliefs about gender and sexuality in a variety of ways which have differed over time. Those beliefs have had an enormous effect on the way we live our lives.…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAF331 Gender in Historical Perspective

    • HAU354Empire: Ambitions and AftermathDetails

      It was said that 'the sun never sets on the British Empire'. this unit explors the origins, growth, and difficult afterlife of Western imperial ambitions from the 18th c. to the present with a particular focus on the colonisation of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAU354 Empire: Ambitions and Aftermath

    • HAU355History and Cultural HeritageDetails

      Explores ways of knowing and relating to the past, what historians can learn from related disciplines, how historians communicate historical knowledge beyond academe to the wider community, and the way the wider community identifies with history. The unit examines a…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HAU355 History and Cultural Heritage

    • HMA326Reacting to the Past: Role-playing AsiaDetails

      This course will involve students participating in a highly structured role-play game that focuses on India on the Eve of its independence. We will begin by thinking about what empire is. We will briefly trace the establishment and scope of…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HMA326 Reacting to the Past: Role-playing Asia

    • HTA306Australia 1788 to 1901Details

      Examines the history of the Australian people and culture from early European settlement to the federation of the colonies and the making of a nation. Explores the interaction between Imperial policy, Indigenous resistance and the political ideals and personal ambitions…

      Credit Points: 12.5

      Availability

      View all details for HTA306 Australia 1788 to 1901

    • HTA307Australia 1901 to 2001Details

      Examines patterns of change and continuity, and conflict and consensus in Australia from federation to the dismissal of Gough Whitlam. Topics include nation building to 1914; the first world war, progressivism in the 1920s; Australia and the world depression in…

      Credit Points: 12.5

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    • HTA310Cold War Europe, 1945-1991Details

      A political, social and economic study of Europe in the era of the Cold War, from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Topics include: post-war reconstruction and the Marshall Plan;…

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    • HTA311Europe under the Dictators, 1914-1945Details

      From the First World War to the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, this unit explores European history in the tumultuous period 1914-1945. This was an age convulsed by total war, nationalism, revolution, totalitarianism, political violence and genocide. Democracy increasingly…

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    • HTA316Experience of Modern WarDetails

      This unit explores the nature of war in the twentieth century. Students are introduced to New Military History and encouraged to critically engage with how war has been experienced, represented, remembered, imagined and commemorated by participants, the public, governments and…

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    • HTA334Medieval Europe AD 1000-1450Details

      Pick up the story in 1000 when the Vikings have given a kick-start to Europe's economy and the warrior mentality of the early Middle Ages is giving way to the rising aristocrats. From this starting-point, the unit will examine the…

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    • HTA345Revolutions of the MindDetails

      This unit explores the way expanding scientific knowledge influenced the development of modern attitudes toward religion, magic, education, race, gender, 'progress', the natural environment, and the origin of life. The unit focuses on the way people grappled with changing ideas…

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    • HTA358Renaissance & Reformation EuropeDetails

      This unit focuses on the Renaissance and the Reformation which, together with the geographical discoveries and imperial expansion of this period, represent a major break between medieval and modern Europe. The unit examines the remarkable dynamism and creativity of Italian…

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    • HTA367Age of Revolution and Empire: Britain and France 1745-1815Details

      The late eighteenth century saw the beginning of revolutionary political, economic and cultural change that marked the emergence of modern nation states and cultures. France was site of the first modern political and social revolution, and came to dominate Europe…

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    • HTA369Booms, Bubbles and Busts: The Economics of Every Day Life in the Western World since 1500Details

      Spanning more than 500 years, from the Middle Ages to the present, this unit will explore the financial and economic history of the Western world and seek to explain the processes of economic growth and its impact on ordinary people.…

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    • HTA370Making Modern America: Revolution and Civil WarDetails

      This unit examines the creation of the United States of America by focusing on two significant conflicts. We begin by studying the origins and outcomes of the eighteenth century American War of Independence - an event that was both a…

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    • HTA371Australian Environmental HistoryDetails

      Explores the interaction between human beings and the natural environment in Australian history. The unit first examines the Aboriginal relationship to the flora and fauna of the continent and then reviews the impact of European settlement on the land and…

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    • HTA372Australia in the Pacific WorldDetails

      This unit examines Australia's historical and political connections within the Pacific world. Taking an 'oceans connect' approach to world history the unit considers Australia within the dynamic regional spheres of the southwestern Pacific and trans-Tasman worlds, as well as the…

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    • HTA373Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714Details

      The personal dramas and political machinations of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties bulk large in popular histories and historical fiction. Yet, while they are interesting and important, there is much more to this period than the doings of kings and…

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    • HTA374Saints and Sinners in the Middle AgesDetails

      Between the 4th and 15th centuries AD medieval Europe saw great variety in religious practices: hermits living in the desert and forests, popes in Rome, monks and nuns in monasteries, new religious orders such as the Knights Templar and mendicants,…

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    • HTA377The Dark Ages? Medieval Europe AD 300-1000Details

      In this unit we witness the birth of the Middle Ages, paying attention to the interactions between Barbarian warrior culture, Roman culture, and Christian culture. We examine the Franks, Anglo-Saxons, Huns, Vandals, Goths, Vikings, and other medieval peoples. Barbarians moved…

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    • HTA378Special Topic in HistoryDetails

      This unit examines continuity and change in a particular period, place, and/or historical theme. See the 'special notes' below for additional information about the content of this unit in any given semester.…

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    • HTA398History in the MakingDetails

      This capstone 300-level History unit is designed to both round off the History major and to prepare students for the multiple ways in which they might apply their History studies in the future. The unit analyses the many ways in…

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    • HTC300The World of Alexander the GreatDetails

      Concentrates on the rise of Macedon and its expansion under King Philip II and his son Alexander the Great. The unit examines the means employed to acquire and maintain empire and gives special attention to the life and conquests of…

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    • HTC301Roman Republic 218-31 BCDetails

      Covers the Roman Republic from the period of Roman expansion in the Mediterranean to the end of the civil wars. The unit will concentrate on the political and social structures underlying this process, with particular emphasis on the Roman aristocracy,…

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    • HTC302The Roman Empire: Victory, Virtue and ViceDetails

      Examines the institutions, organisation and society of the Roman Empire during the first century AD to the middle of the second century. The approach to the period will be primarily through literary sources in translation, as well as archaeological, numismatic…

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    • HTC332Pompeii and the Ancient CityDetails

      Analyses the archaeological material of central Roman Italy. The chief theme of the course is the evolution of urbanised culture through the extant archaeological evidence in the urban centres of Rome, Pompeii, Ostia and their suburban hinterlands. The impact of…

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    • HTC335Celtic and Roman BritainDetails

      This unit examines the society of the ancient Celts in Britain during the first century BC until the 4th Century AD. This encompasses the upheaval that occurred with the onset of the Roman invasion and how this affected the social…

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    • HTC336The World of the Classical GreeksDetails

      Covers Classical Greek History from the period of Greek expansion in the Mediterranean in the 6th century BC until the Battle of Leuctra in 371, which saw a dramatic shift in the destiny of the ancient Greek city-state. The unit…

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