Warning! The Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies is no longer on offer for new students.<br /> Existing students have until the end of Study Session 3 2019 to complete the award requirements.
Warning! This course has restricted enrolment. You must apply and be accepted before you can enrol in units.
Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies
A new approach to the future of history
Examine Europe and the New World since the 1500s with particular attention to the place of Australia. This is a new cross-cultural approach that replaces a world history that focused on the civilisations of East and West
With a network of campuses across Brisbane and the Gold Coast, Griffith University is committed to progressive multidisciplinary teaching and research and a valuable online provider with Open Universities Australia. Already attracting students from more than 122 countries, Griffith's dedication to academic excellence is available across Australia through OUA.
- identify the central aims and objectives of cross-cultural world history
- understand the place of cross-cultural history in world historical context
- recognise and compare the complexities and varieties within specific contact histories
- place the history of cross-cultural contact with the larger frameworks of transnational, imperial and colonial history
- apply ways of thinking about contact and cross-cultural exchang to rethinking world history
- employ analytical thinking skills and reflect critically and ethically on the above issues
- analyse evaluate and synthesise a range of historical images and texts
- develop sustained, logical and informed arguments about the dynamics of cross-cultural world history
- appreciate and evaluate the variety of approaches to cross-cultural world history
- draw on a knowledge of history to understand the complexities and dynamics shaping, forging and limiting cross-cultural exchange
Graduates will have an understanding of the current issues and approaches in world history and competence in the task of historical and cross-cultural interpretation. This degree is of value to teachers wanting to upgrade or extend their knowledge and skills.
An undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution.
Work and Life
Applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate evidence of advanced reading ability and an existing knowledge base in relevant areas of history and literature will be considered.
Griffith University credit transfer policies apply and students should contact the degree coordinator for further information.
Please note: The Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies is no longer on offer for new students. Existing students have until the end of Study Session 3 2019 to complete the award requirements.
The Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies provides students with a grounding in the latest research and new approaches in world history from the sixteenth century to the present day.
The focus is world history and how world history might be studied through a number of specific case studies. The case studies examine various forms of contact between Europe and the 'new worlds' since the early modern period (approx 1500s) through to the twentieth century. A common thread that runs through the case studies is the place of Australia in these forms of contact. These new 'cross-cultural' approaches to world history replace older forms of world history that focused on comparing the great civilisations of East and West.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in World Historical Studies students must complete four subjects.
The maximum period for completing this program is 2 years.