University of Technology Sydney

52671 Histories of the Present

Anti-requisite(s): 54082 Sex, Race and Empire


This subject introduces students to the histories of contemporary political, economic and social issues confronting the world. Taking a historical perspective enables a deeper understanding of the key challenges of our time, including global inequality, racism, climate change, and immigration. Drawing on historical method, students develop skills in broad contextualisation, long-term thinking, document analysis and archival research. By engaging first-hand with archives and close reading of texts, students emerge with the ability to critically interpret the past and how it continues to shape present social structures.

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Autumn session, City campus,
Spring session, City campus

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