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Introduction to History

Find yourself in Europe during the Middle Ages. Jump forward to the 20th century and the rise of multicultural Australia. See how attitudes to terrorism, crime and more have built today’s world view as you start your career in research and analysis.

Choose a history specialisation from:

  • Ancient history - explore an ancient history course to understand how the past has shaped today.
  • Australian history- travel through the centuries of Australian and world history.
  • Modern history - delve into the past to gain insights into the present.
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Online history subjects and short courses

University of Tasmania

UndergraduateTAS-HAA104

The Family Saga

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 14 Oct 2024

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLTU-HIS1MLH

Myth, Legend and History

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Macquarie University

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Murdoch University

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No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

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Macquarie University

UndergraduateMAQ-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

An arts degree that no one else has

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Ancient History
  • Applied Ethics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Indigenous Studies
  • International Relations
  • Modern History
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Sociology
Griffith University

UndergraduateGRF-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

Innovators, communicators and creators start here!

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Art History
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • History
  • Journalism
  • Literature
  • Public Relations
  • Screen and Media Studies
  • Sociology
University of Southern Queensland

UndergraduateUSQ-BAH-DEG

Bachelor of Arts (History)

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLAT-ART-DEG

Bachelor of Arts

Pursue your passion and your profession

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Available majors

  • Archaeological and Heritage Studies
  • Creative and Professional Writing
  • Crime, Justice and Legal Studies
  • Digital Media
  • English
  • Hindi Studies Beginners
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Psychological Science
  • Sociology
  • Sustainability and Development
  • Visual Cultures
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