As well as providing knowledge of specific disciplines and fields, units taught in the History Department offer students the opportunity of developing skills of research and analysis and enhancing their skills in written and oral communication. In particular, tutorials and class projects are designed to give students practical experience of the balance of teamwork, flexibility and independent learning critical to a successful professional career.
SOPHIS offers undergraduate units in a number of areas including:
- Australian History
- Asian History
- American History
- European History
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Global History
Undergraduate Units (links to handbook)
Listed below are some general resources for History students.
- My Monash
- Monash Lectures Online
- Faculty Policy and Procedures
- Special Consideration Policy
- Late Work Policy
- History Essay Writing Guide
Undergraduate History Prizes
Gwendda Milston Asian History Prize
The Gwendda Milston Prize in Asian History and Culture is awarded to the student in an Asian History unit with the highest aggregate mark. The value of the prize is $200.
John Laffin Memorial Prize for History
The John Laffin Memorial Prize for History recognises the work of distinguished Australian military historian, teacher and journalist, John Laffin, who established the Families and Friends of the First AIF (FFFAIF) Association. The prize is annually awarded to an academically outstanding student studying the unit ATS2385 – Anzac Legends (renamed War and Australian society from 2019). The prize consists of a $500 monetary component and a three-year e-concessional FFFAIF membership.