Global History

HIS10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • 1 Semester/teaching Period

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20



Aims and objectives

This unit provides students with an overview of global history in the twentieth century. It focuses on the events and processes that transformed international relations, on the progressive establishment of a system of formally sovereign and internationally recognised independent states, and on the main crises that affected this consolidation. Students will gain an understanding of the key historical, social and political factors affecting international development.

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Understand the key events in global history in the twentieth century;
2. Apply historical methods in evaluating competing claims;
3. Appreciate the role of historiographical debates in the creation of history;
4. Demonstrate an ability to engage in historiographical debate.

Courses with unit

BA-ART3 Bachelor of Arts
BA-ARTSPROF Bachelor of Arts (Professional)
BB-ARTBUS1 Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business
BB-ARTSC Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-LAWART Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts