Modern History, Major (0130)
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0130
Previous Code: M1136.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Modern History includes the studies of societies, states and cultures since the Middle Ages and equivalent periods elsewhere. It provides important insights into the nature of the modern world, and into the origins of the features of modern life we now think of as ‘global’. Modern History is an important teaching area for students heading into for Secondary Teaching: the purpose of this major is to group together all of the subjects which count as Modern History for the purposes of the Master of Teaching program and the Institute of Teaching. Successful completion of the Modern History major will count as a first teaching area for Secondary Teaching. Note that there is a wider list of history subjects available in the History and Political Thought major.
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Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.
Students must complete the following compulsory subjects.
|HUMN 3104||Historical Methodologies||10|
|HUMN 2067||History of the Ancient World||10|
|HUMN 1039||Modern European History and Politics||10|
|HUMN 1054||When Worlds Collide: European Empires and the World, c.1600-1950||10|
Students must also complete four subjects from the following Modern History pools, with a minimum of two subjects at Level 3. It is also strongly recommended that students select at least one Australian history subject.
Note: Not all subjects will be offered each year. Subjects will be offered on a rotational basis.
|Level 2 Subject Pool|
|HUMN 2001||A History of Modern Global Buddhism||10|
|HUMN 2034||Keeping the Past||10|
|HUMN 2074||Origins of the Secular West||10|
|HUMN 2075||Sports History in Global Perspective||10|
|LANG 2015||Cultural History of Books and Reading||10|
|Level 3 Subject Pool|
|POLI 3004||American Foreign Policy Since 1945||10|
|HUMN 3013||Australian Colonial History||10|
|HUMN 3015||Australian History Around Us||10|
|HUMN 3017||Australian Indigenous History from Federation to Reconciliation||10|
|HUMN 3018||Australian Indigenous History: From first contact to 'dying race'||10|
|HUMN 3019||Britain in the Age of Botany Bay, 1760-1815||10|
|HUMN 3024||Comparative Nationalism||10|
|HUMN 3026||Convicts and Settlers - Australian History 1788 - 1840||10|
|HUMN 3032||Dictators, Democrats and Dreamers: Indonesia 1942 to now||10|
|HUMN 3035||Enlightenment and Revolution||10|
|HUMN 3039||Food: A Cultural History||10|
|HUMN 3040||From Vindication to Liberation: A Comparative History of Feminism||10|
|HUMN 3046||History of Modern China to 1949||10|
|HUMN 3047||History of Muslim Civilisations and Ideas||10|
|HUMN 3111||History of the People's Republic of China||10|
|HUMN 3115||Medieval Europe from the Fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation||10|
|HUMN 3060||Modern Japanese History||10|
|HUMN 3062||Napoleon: the Making of a Legend||10|
|HUMN 3076||Sultans, Colonists and Nationalists: Indonesia C1200-1942||10|
|HUMN 3080||The History of Southeast Asia||10|
|HUMN 3081||The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945||10|
|HUMN 3087||Twentieth Century Australia||10|
|HUMN 3094||War and Society in the Twentieth Century||10|
|HUMN 3092||WWII in Asia and the Pacific||10|
The subjects listed below count towards completion of this Major for students who passed these subjects in 2021 or earlier.
HUMN 3010 - American History, 1898-1945, no longer offered.
HUMN 2043 - Religion and the Origins of Modern Science, no longer offered.