- Legacies of war and empire
- First Cold War
- Research Methods
- Atomic Domesticity
- Decolonisation in Asia
- Decolonisation in Settler States
- The 'International Counterculture'
- Essay Writing Workshop
- Crises in the 70s
- Living in the New World Order
- 21st Century Challenges
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
- MUR-BAR100-Academic Learning Skills
- SWI-COM10006-Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice
If you have no prior university experience, you should complete BAR100 Academic Learning Skills or COM10006 Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice before starting this subject.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as HST120 The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective.
This subject is a survey of the chief world developments influencing Australian history from 1945 to the present. Principle interest will focus on: a) Europe from post-war crisis and decline to present day resurgence, with themes of particular interest to Australia including migration, ideological trends, economic integration and decolonisation; b) the United States of America in its period of peak world power, with special attention to the politics and economics of the Cold War era and to the spread of American cultural values; c) East Asia (principally China and Japan) from post-war settlement to economic transformation with special reference to trade ties and accompanying Australian cultural adjustments. This subject will be of great benefit to students and teachers of Australian history and politics, as well as anyone wishing to understand Australia’s current relationship with the wider world. Assessment focuses on the development of one essay constructed through a step-by-step process.
- Assignment 1 - Secondary Source Exercise (20%)
- Assignment 2 - Primary Source Exercise (20%)
- Assignment 3 - Essay (40%)
- Assignment 4 - Weekly Discussion (20%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject