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The end of World War II signalled a firm line in the ground, and how the world rebuilt itself afterwards has shaped the global realities of today. If you want to understand how modern Australia was formed, then this unit on The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective will give you all the historical and geo-political background you need to gain an understanding of how our culture has formed to today.
The unit takes a broad view of history, looking to changes in the United States, Europe and China and the decolonisation that was taking place across the world to present a new world view. It focuses on the effects of the Vietnam War and the Cold War, before tracking the revolutionary mood of the 1960s. By taking this unit you will build a thorough knowledge of historical events, and gain a wide-spectrum picture of how they intersect and have influenced subsequent governments, attitudes and regimes.
In the process you will develop skills in historical source analysis, be able to synthesise historical information and be better equipped to engage in contemporary political and social debates.
Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Macquarie University, this unit is relevant to a range of arts qualifications.
If you have no prior university experience, you are recommended to complete Academic Learning Skills or Academic Literacies: Learning and Communication Practice before commencing this course.
In this The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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On completion of this unit you will have a greater understanding of Australian history and its connection to world events post 1945. This knowledge is relevant to all kinds of professions, and is particularly important when engaging in current political and social debates.
The unit will provide you with:
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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
Want more information about the career benefits of this course?
Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.