What will I learn?

What to expect

Learn from world-class lecturers and experience small, friendly classes and personalised support. Practical work placements ensure you are work-ready when you graduate. Depending on your chosen major, you may also have the opportunity to experience an overseas placement.

This three-year, full-time degree is highly flexible and allows you to explore areas of study that focus on your strengths while giving you opportunity to diversify. The course is also available part-time.

You will study a selection of core subjects and your preferred major. Each major provides you with in-depth knowledge in that study area. You can choose either a second major or two minors, which can complement your studies or broaden your area of expertise.

History

Gain an intimate knowledge of humanity by examining past societies and cultures. You will study the history of North Queensland, and develop your understanding of Australian history.

Analyse major historical events in a global context and investigate how political, economic and environmental events shaped different communities. Graduates have the skills needed for careers that demand strong research and communication abilities.

Major Structure

CORE SUBJECTS
Level 1

HI1001:03 A Time Traveller's Guide to Australian History: From Dream time to Federation

HI1302:03 Modern World History

Level 2

HI2001:03 The History of Global Connections

HI2005:03 Australian Environmental History OR HI2007:03 Crime and Punishment in Australia

HI2021:03 Modern Australian History

HI2006:03 Australian and Pacific Exploration OR HI2008:3 Australians in War and Peace: from frontiers to foreign fields

Level 3

HI3284:03 Researching History in Australia

PL3250:03 Australia and World Politics

Which department am I in?

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

CRICOS

010346B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,640.00 (US$ 21,500) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

27 February 2022, 31 July 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

James Cook University

Douglas campus,

1 James Cook Drive,

DOUGLAS,

Queensland,

4814, TOWNSVILLE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,640.00 (US$ 21,500) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

27 February 2022, 31 July 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022

Venue

Smithfield Campus

14-88 McGregor Road,

SMITHFIELD,

Queensland,

4878, CAIRNS, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (paper based): 550 (plus minimum Test of Written English score of 4.5); TOEFL (internet-based): 79 (minimum writing score of 19); Pearson (PTE Academic): 57; Occupational English Test (OET): Completion and an overall pass with minimum grades A or B only in each of the four components.

For international students

Students are required to complete academic qualification of Australia grade 12 or equivalent. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

Course pre-requisites: English (Units 3/4,C).

IELTS - 6.0 (no component lower than 6.0); TOEFL (internet based) - 74 (no component less than 18); Pearson (PTE Academic) - 52 (no component less than 52); C1 Advanced / C2 Proficiency: 169 (no component less than 169).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About James Cook University

James Cook University (JCU) is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2020.

  • Ranked in the top 250 of universities in the world
  • Rated as “world-class or better” in 83% areas of research
  • Top 100 universities in the world for UN SDG
  • Rated 5 stars for employment, student support and skills

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