Enables students to understand our world and put the present in context. Students will study empires past and present, the media, slavery, wars, revolutions, poverty, human rights, dictators and democracies; as well as Australian history in a globalising world.

The study of history is a good basis for understanding politics, heritage, social and indigenous issues. It teaches analytical skills and a deep understanding of society. History majors have become politicians, high ranking public servants, policy analysts, negotiators, analysts for mining companies, teachers, expert advisors for historical films and heritage consultants.