School of History, Philosophy, Political Science and International Relations


100 Level Courses

HIST 111 – Colonial Encounters: Pacific Experiences

HIST 112 – New Histories in New Zealand-Aotearoa

HIST 117 – Empires and Peoples

HIST 118 – Making Europe Modern: Citizens, States and Nations

HIST 120 – Global History: World War One and its Legacies


200 Level Courses

HIST 215 – Creating the United States, 1776-1890

HIST 217 – The United States and Global Power, 1890-2000

HIST 218 – Historical Methods

HIST 219 – Pacific History

HIST 222 – Australian History

HIST 227 – Maori and Pakeha in the Nineteenth-Century World

HIST 228 – Special Topic: Mobilising the Masses: Propaganda in Europe in the Age of Catastrophe, 1914-1945

HIST 230 – Gandhi, India and the World

HIST 231 – Changing China: Protest, Rebellions and Revolutions in Modern China, 1800s to the Present

HIST 232 – The Worlds of Christopher Columbus

HIST 234 – Special Topic: Radicals and Revolutionaries in Britain

HIST 235 – Special Topic: Early Modern History, 1250-1650

HIST 236 – Race and Racism in Modern European History

HIST 238 – From Facism to Forza Italia: A Cultural History of Italy, 1922-2000

HIST 245 – Peoples of the Soviet Empire

HIST 248 – History of the German-Speaking Peoples

HIST 249 – New Zealand Political History

HIST 250 – The Terrible Wonder of Modernity: The World Re-made, c.1880s-1930s


300 Level Courses

HIST 310 – Special Topic: New Zealand History: Working Lives

HIST 312 – Working Lives in New Zealand

HIST 315 – Media and the Modern USA: From Watergate to Obama Nation

HIST 316 – New Zealand Social History

HIST 317 – New Zealand History

HIST 318 – Special Topic: Early Modern Science: Possessing Nature's Secrets

HIST 321 – International History: The Cold War World, 1945-1991

HIST 323 – Colonialism and Postcolonialism: Early Maori Text and Context in 19th Century Aotearoa New Zealand

HIST 327 – Special Topic

HIST 329 – Special Topic: Contesting Colonialism: The British Empire and the Settler Colonies

HIST 331 – The Transatlantic Slave Trade

HIST 332 – The Holocaust and Genocide

HIST 334 – World War One: Social and Cultural Perspectives on 1914 - 1918

HIST 336 – The Pacific Islands after 1945

HIST 337 – Wild China, People's China: Environment and Society in Chinese History

HIST 338 – Prelude to Peace: Displaced Persons and Refugees in Post-War Europe

HIST 339 – History on Film/Film on History


400 Level Courses

HIST 403 – A Topic in Pacific History: Colonial Power and Pacific Resistance 1800-1946

HIST 404 – A Topic in the History of the United States

HIST 407 – A Topic in European History 1: Magic, Witchcraft, Religion and Science in Early Modern Europe

HIST 411 – A Topic in Historic Preservation

HIST 412 – A Topic in the History of Sport: Studies in the History of Sport and Spectatorship

HIST 415 – A Topic in Chinese History: China and Democracy

HIST 419 – A Topic in Historiography and Historical Method 1: History and Theory

HIST 420 – A Topic in the History of Race Relations in New Zealand: Contexts of the Treaty

HIST 421 – A Topic in European History 2: The European Outreach into the Atlantic

HIST 422 – A Topic in New Zealand History 1: In Their Place: Perspectives on People and Land

HIST 423 – A Topic in Historiography and Historical Method 2: Film and History

HIST 425 – A Topic in European History 3: Witnessing Europe

HIST 427 – A Topic in New Zealand History 2: Empire and Desire: Gender and Imperialism, c.1780-1920

HIST 428 – Special Topic: Class in History

HIST 448 – National Awakening in Eastern Europe

HIST 489 – Research Project


500 Level Courses

HIST 591 – Thesis


600 Level Courses

HIST 690 – History for PhD