WHAT IT COVERS

Explore the ideas and movements that have shaped our world

“The value of history is that it teaches us what man has done and thus what man is.” —R. G. Collingwood

The study of history is pivotal to understanding the world. How you understand your identity, your place in your society, your family, your work, your life – all these are tied up with your understanding of the story of the world. Studying history at the Millis Institute means thinking hard about the ideas and movements that have shaped our world.

Studying history at the Millis Institute gives you the opportunity to explore some of the greatest works of historical writing; a list of these texts can be found under the Key Texts tab.

All Liberal Arts students complete a minor in History. Students may complete a major by taking 8 or more units in History.

HISTORY UNITS:

HT101 A Map of Time: An Introduction to History
HT102 The West: Culture and Ideas
HT212 War and Peace 1914 – present
HT213 Social & Political Movements in the 20th Century
HT221 Turning Points in Australian History
HT231 Ancient Greece and the Threshold of Democracy
HT241 A History of Christianity
HT242 History and Theology of the Reformation
HT251 Survey of Ancient Civilisations
HT256 Holocaust: History and Memory
HT261 Australia and the World: An International History
HT320 Turning Points in Australian History
HT385 Philosophies of History
HT397 Research Project in History
LA350 Liberal Arts internship

Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War

Herodotus, The Histories

Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History

Augustine, City of God

Lord Macaulay, History of England

R.G. Collingwood,The Idea of History

Diarmaid MacCulloch, The Reformation

Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Revolution

Edward Gibbon, The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Eileen Power, Medieval Women

Christopher Dawson, Religion and the Rise of Western Culture

William Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Mary Beth Norton, The Devil’s Snare

Geoffrey Blainey, The Tyranny of Distance

David Wootton, Power, Pleasure and Profit

Roland Bainton, Here I Stand

Karl Löwith, Meaning in History

Peter Harrison, Territories of Religion and Science

DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE
Unit Code Unit Name Sample
HT101 A Map of Time: An Introduction to History Download
HT102 The West: Culture and Ideas Download
HT212 War and Peace 1914 - present Download
HT213 Social & Political Movements in the 20th Century Download
HT221 Turning Points in Australian History Download
HT241 A History of Christianity Download
HT242 History and Theology of the Reformation Download
HT251 Survey of Ancient Civilisations Download
HT256 Holocaust: History and Memory Download
HT261 Australia and the World: An International History Download
HT385 Philosophies of History Download
HT397 Research Project in History Download
LA350 Liberal Arts internship Download