Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This overview unit will provide students with the historical framework and conceptual tools to more fully understand the world they live in. It will explore key political, economic and social developments since 1945: the nature and consequences of the Cold War, the end of colonialism, the end of the Cold War, changing international power relationships in the last 20 years, and the emergence of the new economic Asian super powers.

Teaching Strategies

Teaching strategies include some or all of the following: lectures, tutorials and workshops, all of which include the use of digital technologies; online interactions e.g. forums, message boards; web-based research; group work; class discussions; excursions; and guest presenters.

Unit offerings

Online: Semester 2, 2021; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 2, 2025, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 2)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.