Knowledge of the past has always been central to human awareness. For more than a century, the study of History has underpinned the Western liberal tradition. History is connected with the search for meaning. It conveys communal memory, creating a sense of personal and group identity by locating individuals in time and space. The study of History offers each of us the chance to understand, even bridge, other cultures. The major in Humanities offers opportunities to sample this diverse human experience. We offer studies in the modern history of Australia, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, the United States of America, and sport. Our aim is to both challenge and excite you as you move through the study of History, beyond your own lives to those of people in other times and other places. We also aim to develop an appreciation of the contributions historians make to an understanding of contemporary society.

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Please note: To attain registration as a Humanities teacher with the VIT you must also complete a Minor (48cp) or a Part (24cp) in the following specialist areas: Gender Studies (Cultural Studies), Sustainability Studies (Environmental Studies), Indigenous Studies or Sociology.

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