Specialisation

Major - History, Politics and Philosophy

Western Sydney University Major Code: M1009.1

Status: CONTINUING
This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses : YES, if the specialisation is available on your Home campus. Please ensure your course structure allows space for enrolment in the units in this unit set. Students must also meet any pre-requisite requirements. Consult your Course Advisor for further advice.


Since the revival of humanist studies in Renaissance Europe in the fifteenth century, universities have placed History, Politics and Philosophy at the heart of studies in the Humanities. These studies focus upon humankind as the central object of study. Their aim is to better understand ourselves and others. It has been said that every society is the sum of its past. History is the study of humankind in its past. This program offers opportunities to study Australian, European and Asian History. Politics is the study of how societies organise to resolve key issues of governance, such as sovereignty, power, opportunity, property, civic freedom and social justice. Philosophy is the study of the general principles and purposes underlying human action.


Location

Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Penrith Campus Internal Dr David Burchell

Major Structure

Students would be eligible for this major having successfully completed 80 credit points which includes the units in the following recommended sequence.

Bankstown campus

Students completing a major in History, Politics and Philosophy must complete the Level 1 unit:

100873 Inventing Modernity

Students may also select one of the following Level 1 units to contribute to their major area:

100846 Analytical Reading and Writing
100848 Australian Politics
100868 Foundations of Modern Australia

And no less than six units from the following list of Level 2 and 3 units:

Level 2 and 3 Units

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

101295 Aesthetics
100957 Alternative Histories: The State and Civil Society in Australian History
100966 American History, 1898-1945
100986 Australian History 1860-1920
100987 Australian History Since 1920
100248 Australian Labour History
101407 Britain 1500-1800: Before Botany Bay
100991 Citizenship Ancient and Modern
100992 Communication: Power and Practice
100853 Contemporary Australia
100903 Democracy in Asia
100861 Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920
100864 Europe in the Twentieth Century
100869 Foundations of Modern Europe 1500-1800
100507 History of Modern China to 1949
100961 Humanities Internship
100262 India: History in the Making of a Nation
100963 Interpreting Australia: Australian Historians and Historiography
100878 Meanings of a Commonwealth - English Political Ideas 1500-1800
100271 Modern Japanese History
100275 Philosophies of Love and Death
101665 Politics and Religion
100277 Politics of Australia and Asia Relations
100278 Politics of Post-War Japan
100882 Politics of Sex and Gender
100908 Race Politics
100284 Special Topics in Australian History
100887 Sport and Australian History
101667 The External Relations of the European Union
101404 The History of Modern Indonesia
101405 The Politics of Contemporary Indonesia
100892 The Westminster System: England's Constitutional Culture
100969 Theories of Conflict and Violence
101375 War and Peace
100293 War and Society: 20th Century Australia
101010 What is the Human?
100894 World War 1

Penrith campus

Students completing a major in History, Politics and Philosophy must complete the Level 1 unit:

100873 Inventing Modernity

Students may also select one of the following Level 1 units to contribute to their major area:

100846 Analytical Reading and Writing
100848 Australian Politics
100868 Foundations of Modern Australia

And no less than six units from the following list of Level 2 and 3 units:

Level 2 and 3 Units

Note: Not all units will be offered each year. Units will be offered on a rotational basis.

101295 Aesthetics
100957 Alternative Histories: The State and Civil Society in Australian History
100966 American History, 1898-1945
100244 Ancient Western Culture: Periclean Athens
100986 Australian History 1860-1920
100987 Australian History Since 1920
100248 Australian Labour History
101407 Britain 1500-1800: Before Botany Bay
100991 Citizenship Ancient and Modern
100852 Classics of Modern Philosophy
100992 Communication: Power and Practice
100853 Contemporary Australia
100903 Democracy in Asia
102188 Dictators, Democrats and Dreamers: Indonesia 1942 to now
100860 Emotions, Culture and Community
100861 Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920
100863 Ethical Cultures
100864 Europe in the Twentieth Century
100254 Exploring Local History
100869 Foundations of Modern Europe 1500-1800
100507 History of Modern China to 1949
102184 History of Muslim Civilisations and Ideas
100961 Humanities Internship
100262 India: History in the Making of a Nation
100963 Interpreting Australia: Australian Historians and Historiography
100001 Keeping the Past
100878 Meanings of a Commonwealth - English Political Ideas 1500-1800
100271 Modern Japanese History
100275 Philosophies of Love and Death
100879 Philosophy Today
100904 Politics and Business in Asia
101665 Politics and Religion
100277 Politics of Australia and Asia Relations
100278 Politics of Post-War Japan
100882 Politics of Sex and Gender
100908 Race Politics
63178 Social and Political Developments in Contemporary China
63111 Special Topics in Asian and International Studies
100284 Special Topics in Australian History
100887 Sport and Australian History
102187 Sultans, Colonists and Nationalists: Indonesia C1200-1942
101404 The History of Modern Indonesia
101405 The Politics of Contemporary Indonesia
101294 The Western Philosophical Tradition
100969 Theories of Conflict and Violence
101375 War and Peace
100293 War and Society: 20th Century Australia
100294 Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Premodern Japan
101010 What is the Human?
100971 Which New World Order?


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