Approx Cost:
$300 for an optional trip
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is of benefit for this course
Entry Requirements:

10 level two credits from any senior social sciences subject OR
-Achievement in one internal assessment AND one external assessment in English at level two
Due to the common achievement standards being assessed, students will not be able to take HIS301 as well as HIP301

Course Outline:

 Political history will focus on political events, ideas and movements that look at relationships within and between countries.
Events that have impacted how countries interact with one another, disputes, resolutions and how this may influence the current global political climate.
Offers an introduction to politics and international relations – both of which can play important roles in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Laws– a common pathway for History students.


Topics to be Covered
a. The Atomic Bomb and the Cold War – Conflict that encompassed the world for almost half a century. The fight for superpower supremacy between the US and USSR and how this has affected political relations today.


b. Revolution – The evolution of the Communist system of government, how dictators like Lenin and Stalin rose to power and how this affected people under their rule and international relations.


c. Israel-Palestine Conflict – One of the world’s most controversial conflicts continuing to this day that looks at the evolution of Israel after the fallout from WWII and the Holocaust.

 

Assessment:

Three internal History standards (91434, 91435 and 91437)
External Assessment. One or Two papers from 91436 and 91438

Where Does It Lead:

Offers an introduction to politics and international relations – both of which can play important roles in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Laws– a common pathway for History students. 

For further information see:
Miss K Vernall