Modern History General

  • Course Code - ATHIM
  • General Pathway

Estimated Cost: $79.00

Based on 2018 pricing and subject to change.

Course Outline

The course is delivered within two different units throughout the College year:

Unit 3

Societies and Change is taught within the context of the USA between the wars 1918 to 1941. Students will learn the transition of Great Britain from an agrarian to an industrial based society. Students will also learn about the key individuals and institutions that supported and opposed this profound evolution of thinking and ideas. Students should note that this unit will incorporate an externally set task.

Unit 4

Historical Trends and Movements focuses upon the following context: The Civil Rights Movement in the USA 1941 to 1971. Students will learn about the historical trends behind the evolution of the US Civil Rights Movement and the strategies employed by key figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jnr. to achieve these changes.

Skills Outline

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


  • Elements of a society at the start of the period
  • Key people, ideas and events over the period
  • Consequences of continuity and change over the period

Minimum Entrance Requirements

Sound writing and reading skills