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History Now! - MHIX109

Climate change. Asylum seekers. Marriage equality. Terrorism. Reconciliation. Housing affordability. Populist politics. Income inequality. Consumerism. Lockout laws. Big data. Automation. What are the major issues affecting Australian society today? MHIS109 explores this question, and examines the ways that history shapes the present. It is designed for history students as well as anyone who wishes to gain a greater understanding of contemporary Australian society. Students from all Faculties are welcome. Each week, issues of topical importance are introduced and given an historical setting. Using a wide range of media and primary sources, we will draw connections between the present and the past and consider the power of history to influence events today.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Matthew Bailey



NCCW(s): HST110, MHIS109, HIST109
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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