2017 History units

ATS1316 Medieval Europe

ATS1317 Renaissance Europe

Lecturers: Dr Kathleen Neal, Associate Professor Carolyn James

Dr Neal was Winner of Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2016)

“The passion of the lecturers really motivated me to continue with this unit and it’s great to see lecturers and tutors, especially Kathleen Neal, inspire students like myself to pursue history.”

“I loved this unit! It was engaging and interesting and enhanced and built on all my abilities.”

ATS1325 Contemporary Worlds 1

Lecturer: Professor Al Thomson
Winner, Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016

ATS1326 Contemporary Worlds 2

Lecturer: Associate Professor Ernest Koh

 

‘Alistair Thomson was an AMAZING teacher, and likely the best I have ever had. “

 

 

‘Ernest Koh is One of the best lecturers at Monash.’

ATS1320 Nations at War: Revolution and Empire

Lecturer: Professor David Garrioch

ATS1321 Nations at War: The Twentieth Century

Lecturer: Professor Christina Twomey

“Lecturing was of consistently high quality. The weekly readings were well-chosen and of a variety of mediums (podcast, video, text). I liked that the lecturers often drew parallels between events in the past and events in the present.”

“The content was fabulous, and the tutors and lecturers were interesting and informed. I loved it!”

ATS2932 Struggles for Justice (cornerstone)
Lecturer: Dr Kate Murphy
‘Highly engaging and amusing lecturer!’

Kate was really good at explaining all the different aspects and helping us to understand the new topics.’

ATS2106 A Short History of the World (cornerstone)

Lecturer: Professor Al Thomson
Winner, Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence, 2016

Alistair Thomson was an AMAZING teacher, and likely the best I have ever had.

ATS2107 Colonial America

ATS3616 Making America Modern

Lecturer: Dr Josh Specht

ATS2520 Eurovisions

Lecturer: Associate Professor Paula Michaels

“In my view the use of the Eurovision Song Contest as a vehicle to understand the relative place of European states in post World War 2 Europe and their inter-relationships was an innovative and interesting approach. There was a link through the sequence of assignments which facilitated the building of knowledge as the semester progressed.”

ATS2603 Age of Crusades

Lecturer: Professor Constant Mews

‘The best aspects of the unit were the insight into the minds of historical figures, based on background and context, as well as the good number of primary sources left behind.’
ATS2633 Global Cities
Lecturer: Associate Professor Seamus O’Hanlon
‘Brilliant lectures!’

ATS2620 Age of the Samurai

** New in 2017

Lecturer: Dr Adam Clulow

Winner, Faculty Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2016

ATS2057 Genocide

Lecturer: Noah Shenker
‘Incredibly inspiring.’

Noah says: ‘I am deeply committed to grappling with  representations of the Holocaust, not only in terms of how they shape our understanding of that event, but also the ways that they impact our academic and social engagement with other genocides and historical suffering.

ATS3080 Remembering the Past (capstone)

Lecturer: Associate Professor Megan Cassidy-Welch

 ‘awesome compulsory unit!’; ‘the course was brilliant’; ‘a great unit’; ‘would not have changed anything’’; ‘one of the best units I’ve taken in my time at university’.

ATS3288 Renaissance Rome

ATS2602 Renaissance Italy

Lecturer: Associate Professor Peter Howard

Peter says: ‘In no other history subject that I take are the members of the tutorials quite so prepared to theorize, and put forward ideas for debate.’
ATS3582 History of the Arab-Israel Conflict
Lecturer: Associate Professor Mark Baker
 
ATS2600 The Holocaust
Lecturer: Dr Daniella Doron

Having a lecturer who was clearly so engaged and enthusiastic not only about the subject content, but the learning process, was extremely helpful! It made us more engaged and accountable.’

‘Excellent learning environment!’

ATS2595 Rise and Fall of Nazi Germany
Lecturer: Dr Michael Hau

‘Michael Hau actively works to facilitate discussion and debate amongst students.’

Excellent teacher!’

ATS3626 Global Disasters:
Lecturer: Dr Susie Protschky
‘I really enjoyed the content of this unit. It was really well planned and everything linked in well. A lot of very interesting themes were explored which I thought were quite relevant to today, and I can see could be very useful for future employment.’
ATS3079 The Fall and Rise of Modern China:
Lecturer: Associate Professor Ernest Koh
‘Knowing that Ernest was running this unit was the first reason to enrol in this unit!
ATS3933 The Meaning of Things (capstone)

Lecturer: Associate Professor Paula Michaels

‘It was the most intellectually stimulating unit I have taken this semester and helped me grow as a student of history’

One of the best units I have taken.’

ATS2596 The Vietnam War
Lecturer: Associate Professor Jane Drakard

‘The range of topics available for the major essays was brilliant…The essay portal alone was a great resource for learning.’

‘The most interesting unit I’ve ever participated in.’ 

ATS3589 Medieval and Early Modern Britain

** New in 2017

Lecturer: Dr Kathleen Neal

Winner of Australian Awards for University Teaching (AAUT) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2016)

“Not many lecturers can keep me thoroughly engaged for two hours and leave me wanting to hear more”