Modern History ATAR

  • Course Code - ATHIM
  • University Pathway

Estimated Cost: $50.00

Based on 2018 pricing and subject to change.

Course Outline

Delivered in two different units through the year:

Unit 3

Modern Nations in the 20th Century encompasses the historical context of Russia and the Soviet Union 1914 to 1945, examining the characteristics of Tsarist Russia and its transition to communism. Students will explore the ways in which the nation dealt with internal divisions and external threats, to emerge with a deeper understanding of the character of Soviet society.

Unit 4

The Modern World since 1945 focuses on Australia’s engagement with Asia from 1939 to the end of the 20th Century, addressing the emergence of Asia as a significant international political and economic force, and the nature of engagement by and with Australia.

Skills Outline

  • Chronology, terms and concepts
  • Historical questions and research
  • Analysis and use of sources
  • Perspectives and interpretations
  • Explanation and communication


  • Australia’s engagement with Asia
  • The impact of Economic, External forces/international relations, Ideas, Leadership, Political and Social/cultural factors.

Minimum Entrance Requirements

C Grade in Year 11 Modern History ATAR