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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject covers the political, social and cultural history of the USA from the 1940s to today, with a focus on the period 1945 - 1991. It explores the intersection of social and economic change, political reforms and realignments, and popular culture spanning the immediate post-war, through the Cold War, through to the contemporary age. Addressing the consumerism and prosperity of the long peace of the 1940s-60s, the emergence of civil rights and identity politics, and themes of glamour, celebrity and violence, it seeks to introduce the broad contours of US history.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoland Burke

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLecture, tutorial, and prescribed reading

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsHIS2AWA OR ARH2AWA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse visual and written texts
02. Evaluate sources and lines of argument and evidence on a history topic
03. Assess continuity and change over time
04. Identify and assimilate sources, lines of argument and evidence on a history topic
05. Investigate a topic related the historical period and frame a response

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