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HIS3002 The Twentieth Century

Short Description: The Twentieth Century
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 090305 - History
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 17 October 2021


Pre-requisite: Any two courses of History or International Relations

Other Requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This subject will focus on the only total war of the twentieth century and will explore questions about the causes of armed conflict, the nature of total war, and some of the consequences (social, economic, cultural and political) of total war for modern European, Asian and global history. Students examine topics such as: the situation of Europe and Japan after World War One; the rise of fascism in Italy and Germany; interwar diplomacy and its failure to preserve peace; the origins of World War Two in Asia and Europe; the barbarism of warfare; the Holocaust; and the legacy of total war, including the development of international human rights legislation and the Cold War.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 17 October 2021