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Modern History

The study of Modern History challenges students to consider the great social, technological, economic, political and moral transformations from the late eighteenth century to the present. It requires students to analyse the causes, progress and effects of these transformations and, finally, to make judgements about them. 

The study of Modern History also contributes to the development of skills that are of great importance in today's workforce. Modern history is designed to enable students to aquire knowledge and understanding, the skills of critical analysis and synthesis, and values and attitudes essential to an appreciation of forces that have shaped the modern world; to develop a lifelong interest in the study of history; and the prepare them for informed and active citizenship in the contemporary world.


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