History - HISTD23574

Stream Summary

Faculty: ARTSC - Faculty of Arts&Social Science

School: School of Humanities and Languages


Program: 3574 - Economics / Arts


Bachelor of Arts (Minor)

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Stream Outline


History is the study of humanity in all its dimensions. It explores the diversity of human experience, the richness of difference in ideas, culture and institutions. We look into many pasts to try to understand today’s world, to recognize what we share and to measure how profoundly our lives today differ and why. The minor stream in History will give you a basic understanding of social, cultural, intellectual, political and military history, and we teach and conduct research in histories of gender, ethnicity and religion in world history.

UNSW’s History program is distinctive among Australian universities in pioneering Transnational history which concerns the circulation of peoples, ideas, technologies and institutions across national boundaries since the emergence of nation states as an important phenomenon in world history. History teaches clear thinking, analysis, written and oral communication skills. These attributes are the foundation of citizenship and ideal qualities for employment across a range of careers.

Stream Learning Outcomes

You should achieve the following learning outcomes upon the successful completion of the stream:
  • Articulate a general body of knowledge about past societies and cultures to understand processes of historical change
  • Identify various dynamic approaches to interpreting the past, and the ways in which the past informs the present
  • Recognise how different forms of historical evidence are used to inform understandings of history

Stream Structure

If you wish to gain a minor stream in History you must complete 24 units of credit including 12 UOC at Level 1, at least 6 UOC at Level 2 and optionally up to 6 UOC at Level 3. If you complete 12 UOC at Level 1 and 12 UOC at Level 2 you will have completed the minor.

Level 1

You must complete the following Level 1 core course:
And 6 UOC from the following:

Level 2

You must complete at least 6 UOC at Level 2:
The following courses from other subject areas can also be counted towards the History minor stream:

Level 3

You may complete up to 6 UOC at Level 3:
The following courses from other subject areas can also be counted towards the History minor stream:

Study Levels

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