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.
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:
A broad knowledge of modern history that you can apply to local contexts
Awareness of the global nature of politics and the influence of history on contemporary life
Skills in historical research and the review of historical sources
Critical and analytical skills that you can apply to both historical enquiries and contemporary discussions
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective from Macquarie University.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.
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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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Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!
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).
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