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History

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - 312330

Humanities

Historians explore the past, examining the development of social, political, cultural and economic forces and how they have shaped societies and cultures over time.

This major will help you to make an impact and help society overcome and adapt to the challenges of our changing environment.

By examining the past, this major seeks to explain present day societies, events and everyday life. Its international scope includes specialised studies in Australian history, India and the subcontinent, the Middle East, Southern Africa, Japan, Indonesia and Europe. You can choose from topics including war and conflict, dictatorships, studies of marginalised groups, political economies, and place and belonging.

Elective units throughout your course give you the freedom to study more units in your chosen field, or any other discipline (providing you meet any prerequisites).

History is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.

You can study this as part of a double major:

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

Historians may find work in:

  • federal and state public services
  • local government
  • radio and print journalism
  • teaching
  • libraries
  • museums
  • tourism and consulting
  • research
  • cultural heritage.

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Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 600

Core units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 2 Semester 1
Democracy and Dictatorship in Asia 211 3.0 25.0
Islam in Contemporary Asia 225 3.0 25.0
Year 2 Semester 2
Religion War and Terror 223 3.0 25.0
Twentieth Century Australia 212 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 1
Australians at War 322 3.0 25.0
Making Provocative Histories 311 3.0 25.0
Year 3 Semester 2
Contested Knowledges 323 3.0 25.0
Interpreting History 312 3.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

Possible careers

Teacher

If you are planning a career as a high school teacher you should study a second major or minor which can be taught in the classroom. The secondary curriculum offers a wide range of options including English, art, drama, maths, sciences, media and languages. We advise you to check with the relevant schools regarding prerequisites and available electives in the area you wish to study.

Note: You will need to complete either a double degree with Secondary Education or a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) after the completion of your Bachelor of Arts to become a qualified teacher.

Public Policy

If you are planning a career in public policy, you may consider choosing electives in:

Museums/Cultural Heritage

If you are seeking a career in museums or cultural heritage, you may consider choosing electives in:

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Entry requirements:

Indicative TER (ATAR)*: 70
STAT entry*: Written English and either verbal or quantitative
*What are Indicative TER (ATAR) and STAT Entry?

Indicative TER (ATAR)

This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

STAT entry

The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Mature age entry:

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Essential WACE courses:

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

TAFE requirements:

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time or part-time

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Study:

Fully online or on-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees (indicative first year only):

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.
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2014 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

Fully online or on-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India 65%
Sri Lanka 6

Minimum academic entry requirements


Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

Fully online or on-campus

Duration:

3 years full-time

Fees for 2015:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

CRICOS: 068750M
This page was last updated on 25 August 2014

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