Sub-major - Modern History

Western Sydney University Sub-major Code: SM1121.1

Related Courses

1652.7 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
1823.2 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
1823.3 Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary) Dean's Scholars
6021.1 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)
6021.2 Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)

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.

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 sub-major is to group together all of the units 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 submajor will count as a second teaching area for Secondary Teaching. Note that there is a wider list of history units available in the History and Political Thought sub-major.

Sub-major Structure

Students must complete 40 credit points as follows

Choose two of

101910 Global History
102000 Modern European History and Politics
101992 Religion and the Emergence of Modern Politics
102001 Theories and Methods of History

Additional units to complete the sub-major can be chosen from the above four units, or from the following pool units. It is strongly recommended that students select at least one Australian history unit.

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

Level 2 Unit Pool

101882 A History of Modern Global Buddhism
100861 Empire: European Colonial Rule and its Subjects, 1750-1920
100001 Keeping the Past
102002 Religion and the Origins of Modern Science

Level 3 Unit Pool

100985 American Foreign Policy Since 1945
100966 American History, 1898-1945
102004 Australian Colonial History
102516 Australian History Around Us
101872 Australian Indigenous History from Federation to Reconciliation
101919 Australian Indigenous History: From first contact to 'dying race'
102079 Britain in the Age of Botany Bay, 1760-1815
102492 Catastrophe: The Environmental History of the Ancient and Modern World
102003 Comparative Nationalism
101799 Convicts and Settlers - Australian History 1788 - 1840
102188 Dictators, Democrats and Dreamers: Indonesia 1942 to now
101974 Enlightenment and Revolution
100254 Exploring Local History
102305 Food: A Cultural History
102520 From Vindication to Liberation: A Comparative History of Feminism
100507 History of Modern China to 1949
102184 History of Muslim Civilisations and Ideas
100271 Modern Japanese History
102343 Napoleon: the Making of a Legend
102187 Sultans, Colonists and Nationalists: Indonesia C1200-1942
101782 The History and Politics of Contemporary Central Asia
102491 The History of Southeast Asia
101783 The International Relations of the Middle East Since 1945
101999 Twentieth Century Australia
102423 War
101993 War and Society in the Twentieth Century
102142 Warlords, Artists and Emperors: Power and Authority in Japanese History
101830 WWII in Asia and the Pacific

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