Humanities is the study of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business. Through the study of Humanities, students build critical thinking skills and the ability to consider different perspectives, whether these are about historical events, active citizenship in the twenty-first century, the operation of the economy, or the physical environment and human impact.

Humanities is a compulsory subject for students in Year 7-10. In Year 7 and 8, students study each of the four discipline areas: History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, and Economics and Business. Students in Year 9 and Year 10 are able to choose a more focussed area of study from a range of interesting electives.

In senior years, students can undertake Humanities subjects as part of their VCE studies. The Humanities subjects offered to senior students at Horsham College include VCE Units 1-4 in History, Geography, Business Management, Accounting and Legal Studies.

In addition to critical thinking and the appreciation of multiple perspectives that students develop through their study of the Humanities, students benefit from improvements in their literacy, numeracy, and research skills. Each of these are highly valued in the workplace and are useful in cross-disciplinary studies.

If there are any queries about the specific electives and areas of study offered to students at Horsham College, please consult the most current Subject Selection Book or contact us for more information.