The Humanities covers subjects including Accounting & Business Management, Economics & Politics, Geography, History and Legal studies.
The Humanities provide a framework for students to examine the complex processes that have shaped the modern world and to investigate responses to different challenges including people’s interconnections with the environment.
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 business planning.
The 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.
Students study the Industrial Revolution and its impact on global migration. The course explores the transition out of imperialism in China through the Qing dynasty. Students learn about Federation and the Civil Rights movement in Australia.
In year 10, students are able to branch out into specialties of Humanities such as: Accounting and Business Management, Economics and Politics, Geography, History, and Legal Studies.
In year 11, students can expand on subjects covered in year 10, as well as begin new electives in the areas of: Twentieth Century History, Ancient History, Australian and Global Politics, and Classical Studies.
In year 12, students are able to delve into the intricate areas of the Humanities subject areas, including: Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Global Politics, History: Revolutions, and Legal Studies.
- Accounting and Business Management
- Economics and Politics
- Legal Studies
- Classical Studies
- Twentieth Century History
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.
In Year 7 History students learn about Indigenous Australia, Ancient China and Mongol Expansion.
In Year 8 History students explore the ancient and medieval history of Europe.
In Year 9 Students study the Industrial Revolution and its impact on global migration. The course explores the colonisation of Australia by Britain, the early days of the settlement and the development of
The Year 10 course covers the study of Australia at war between 1914 and 1945 and political crisis. This includes the causes, natures and consequences of these major conflicts, and the impact of the ideological tension that shaped international relationships throughout the twentieth century.
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.
Through an exploration of the literature, history, philosophy, art and architecture of these societies, as well as ongoing and contemporary re-imaginings of these, students will examine classical works that have captivated and inspired generations, and will themselves confront questions of the human condition that we continue to grapple with today.
Unit 1: Students study the significant changes and events of the early twentieth century from the conclusion of World War One to the beginning of World War Two.
Unit 2: Students study the period from the end of World War Two to the collapse of the USSR and the end of the Cold War.