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Course Description

In the study of Modern History students explore changes within the world since 1750, examining developments and movements, the ideas that inspired them, and their short-term and long-term consequences for societies, systems, and individuals.

Students explore the impacts of these developments and movements on people’s ideas, perspectives, circumstances, and lives.

Students investigate ways in which people, groups, and institutions challenge political structures, social organisation, and economic models to transform societies.

The developments and movements have been subject to political debate.

Students consider the dynamic processes of imperialism, revolution, and decolonisation, and how these have reconfigured political, economic, social, and cultural systems.

Students also look at how recognition of the rights of individuals and societies has created challenges and responses.

Assessment Type & Weighting

Historical Skills  75%
Historical Study  25%

Semester Offered

Semesters 1 & 2


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