History courses at the USP - School of Social Sciences



Undergraduate study

First year courses

Course coordinator

Offered in:

HY102: 20th Century World History

Dr. Ryota Nishino

Semester 1

HY101: Pacific Islands Prehistory

Dr. Nicholas Halter

Semester 2

Second year courses

Course coordinator

Offered in:

HY201: Pacific history: Colonial Worlds to Independence

Dr. Kirstie Close-Barry

Semester 1

HY202: Pre-colonial Power struggles in Polynesia

Dr. Morgan Tuimaleali’ifano

Semester 1

HY205: Pacific history: Contact and Response

Dr. Kirstie Close-Barry

Semester 2

HY206: Modern East Asian History

Dr. Ryota Nishino

Semester 2

Third year courses

Course coordinator

Offered in:

HY303: Special Topic: USA in Asia Pacific region

Dr. Nicholas Halter

Semester 1

HY305: World History: British Empire and Commonwealth

Dr. Ryota Nishino

Semester 1

HY302: Special Topic: History of Fiji

Dr. Morgan Tuimaleali’ifano

Semester 2

HY304: Pacific History : Protest and Identity

Dr. Nicholas Halter

Semester 2

History is developing new courses: “Melanesian History” and “Fiji and the Pacific Rim: New Zealand and Australia”. History courses are also being slowly migrated to fully online mode, as well as continuing with Face-to-Face and Print modes.

Post-graduate diploma courses

Fourth year courses

Course coordinator

Offered in:

AL400 Research Methodologies in the Humanities and Social Sciences

FALE compulsory course

Semester 1

HY401: Reading and viewing in Pacific history

Dr. Nicholas Halter

Semester 1

HY402: Migration and Culture

Dr. Morgan Tuimaleali’ifano

Semester 2

HY404: Special Topic

Dr. Ryota Nishino

Semester 2

Are you a history teacher looking to up-skill? Do you require a postgraduate diploma qualification for promotion at work? Learn the tools of the trade – become an independent historical researcher! Take our Postgraduate Diploma in History – one year full-time study or two years part-time. Special topics are offered each semester, such as Migration and Settlement in the Pacific; Race and Racism; Church history; Travel Writing; and Reading and Viewing the Pacific. There are flexible options available for teachers who are currently working full-time. Assessments can also be tailored so teachers can access and contribute to the creation of resources for senior secondary school history curriculum. 

Masters and PhD study

The history discipline welcomes masters and doctoral students for research by thesis. Please see our staff page for staff research interests and supervision specialties. Contact any history lecturer or the School of Social Science administrator, for further information. Scholarship opportunities may also be available to assist your postgraduate study.






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