Humanities (Education)

Unit set code: EMAHUM | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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The major in Humanities offers the opportunity to sample diverse human experience from a range of cultural and ethical perspectives both past and present, whilst developing the essential skills of critical and creative thinking and communication. This major will ensure you have a grounding in the fundamental methodologies of historical enquiry along with your choice of study in a field that best complements your personal interests and career goals. To attain registration as a Humanities teacher you will complete four units or 48 credit points in History along with two units or 24 credit points in one of the following specialist areas of your choice: Gender Studies (Cultural Studies), Politics, Indigenous Studies or Sociology.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete 96 credit points of study comprising:

  • 24 credit points (2) Curriculum and Pedagogy units
  • 72 credit points (6) Specialist Area units
What is a unit?

A full course is made up of several smaller topics or subjects. These are referred to as 'units'.
Most courses have compulsory 'core' units, as well as optional units.


'Credit points' are the value that each unit contributes towards your course.
Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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