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Overview

Humanities provides a framework to examine what has shaped our modern world and to investigate human
responses to different challenges. It covers subjects including Accounting and Business Management, Economics and Politics, Geography, History, Legal Studies, Philosophy, and Sociology.

For more details about courses and subjects, please refer to the latest Course Guides.

Key Study Areas

The Year 7 curriculum provides a study of geographical resources in particular water and its finite nature. Whilst studying place and liveability students will focus on where they live and why they live where they do. In the economics course students will focus on work, understanding the different types of markets that exist and consumerism.

In Year 7 History students learn about Indigenous Australia, Ancient China and Ancient Greece. Students learn about the political, social and economic structures of each society, charting how theses societies changed and the lasting impact they have made upon the world.

Year 8 students study landforms and landscapes with a focus on indigenous culture values of the land. Students will conduct geographical fieldwork as well as learning about migration and urbanisation trends. Additionally, students study business opportunities and markets in Australia.

In Year 8 History students explore the emerging civilizations, following the end of the Roman Empire. They study the political, social and economic structures of Medieval Europe, the Ottoman Empire and Renaissance Italy.

Year 9 students study the distribution and characteristics of biomes and the environmental, economic and technological factors that influence food security across the globe. Students explore the ways that places and people are interconnected through trade in goods and services with a focus on the global economy.

In Year 9 students explore the Industrial Revolution, World War I and World War II. The course explores the relationship and connections between these significant events that have shaped our modern world. The focus of this course is on developing skills in explaining change, assessing the impact of change and using evidence to support arguments.

In Year 10, students are able to branch out into specialties of Humanities such as:

  • Accounting and Business Management
  • Economics and Politics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Legal Studies
  • Industry and Enterprise.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Humanities VET Courses in Year 10:

  • Certificate II Small Business.

In Year 11, students can expand on courses covered in Year 10, as well as begin Unit 1 & 2 subjects in:

  • Twentieth Century History
  • Industry and Enterprise
  • Accounting
  • Australian and Global Politics
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Humanities VET Courses in Year 11:

  • Certificate II Small Business.

In Year 12, students are able to delve into the intricate areas of the Humanities subject areas via Units 3 & 4, including:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Global Politics
  • History: Revolutions
  • Legal Studies
  • Geography
  • Classical Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology.

VET Options:

Students are able to apply for the following Humanities VET Courses in Year 12:

  • Certificate II Small Business.

Subjects

Students explore environmental change and management by studying different approaches to the environment. They also apply geographical skills, concepts and language throughout their studies. Students also explore the ways that humans interact with the environment by studying a specific region.

Students will examine the relationship between Australia and Asia over time including key features, events, significant people and perspectives. They will also study the significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the civil rights movement. Students will explore their choice of one major global influence that has shaped Australian society, including significant post-World War II events and developments.

Students will explore factors that influence major consumer and financial decisions, the way businesses organise themselves to improve productivity and how they respond to changing economic conditions. Students will also analyse data in different formats, explore accounting skills to prepare them for VCE and learn to use business concepts and language.

Economics: Students will study indicators of economic performance, the performance of the Australian economy, the links between economic performance and living standards, and the way governments manage the economy to improve economic performance and living standards.

Politics: Students will study institutions of global governance including the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organisation, Transnational Corporations, concepts such as the state, sovereignty, globalisation, power as well as global political issues such as human rights, terrorism, arms control and disarmament.

Students will explore topics such as the Victorian Parliament and Commonwealth Parliament. Students will also investigate the need for law, crime in Victoria, areas of civil law and relevant case studies. Students will also explore civil and criminal court procedure, criminal sanctions and civil remedies.

This course prepares students for effective workplace participation. Students develop work-related skills by actively exploring their individual career goals and pathways. Students examine the diverse contexts in which work takes place in Australian society by investigating a range of work settings. After completing the relevant occupational health and safety (OH&S) induction program, students demonstrate the practical application of their work-related skills by completing at least 35 hours of structured workplace learning (work experience).

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