History in the making
By studying History at Flinders you’ll gain a strong understanding of the big issues that underpin society now and throughout the ages. History deals with important topics ranging from global migration, the population explosion, famine, technological change and human impact on the environment. It explores the explosive consequences of nationalism, war and society, the rise and fall of empires, revolution, decolonisation, democracy, fascism and communism. Our team of highly-regarded academic historians teach subjects covering many centuries, from early modern times to World War 2, Nazi Germany and more – with a focus on the fields of Australian, European, American and International history.
You’ll learn to investigate and analyse evidence, think critically and communicate your findings effectively. Building a knowledge base from over 40 different topics over the three-year Bachelor of Arts degree, you’ll find career opportunities across a broad scope of fields, including teaching, government, tourism, publishing, museums, libraries and arts organisations.
History topics are offered across three specialisations each semester. Those specialisations are Australian History, European History and World History. You can choose from a wide range of exciting topics at first, second and third year levels in each of these streams to pursue your educational and professional interests. For those enrolled in Education,these streams investigate historical periods and areas covered in the Australian curriculum.
A major in History is made up of 36 units, including:
History can also be taken as a minor. Your 22.5 units will include:
You may undertake an extended major sequence in History by completing the prescribed major topics (36 units), plus an additional two topics (9 units) from the Year 2 or Year 3 topics. An extended major in History is not available to students enrolled in the double Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Arts degrees.
Kickstart your career or future in research with one extra year.
By adding just one year full-time to your undergraduate degree, you can graduate with Honours. Enhance your career prospects, delve deeper into knowledge or launch yourself into the world of research.
History leads to diverse career pathways.
Potential occupations include:
Potential employers include:
Bachelor of Arts High Achievers (History/English)
“Being in a classroom of students who are all so passionate about history and having in-depth discussions is great. Everyone is so knowledgeable and the topic coordinators work really hard to deliver an education that is accessible to all students. They are available whenever you need them.
I find it interesting that not only do we look into popular sections of history, but we also look into parts of history that haven’t had as much attention and get to deconstruct some of those.
I really enjoy being on campus, it’s such a beautiful place to study, and there are so many spaces where you can meet up with friends and study together. Everything is really accessible, the library is pretty great. The atmosphere gives you that community feel amongst the students."
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