Humanities is a subject that incorporates the disciplines of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Commerce. Humanities is compulsory for all students to complete until the end of Year 10, and Horsham College offers many Humanities electives at VCE level. By undertaking studies in Humanities disciplines, students will have a better understanding of the world that they live in, appreciate cultural similarities and differences, and learn skills that are highly valued by employers such as literacy and research skills.

The following topics are studied within Humanities…

  • Year 7 Humanities (Compulsory): Mapping, Water in the World, Economics and Business, Place and Liveability, Ancient Civilisations (Egypt, Rome and China)
  • Year 8 Humanities (Compulsory): Medieval Europe, Islam and the Crusades, Shogunate Japan, Landscapes and Landforms, Urbanisation, Civics and Citizenship and Economics
  • Year 9 Humanities (Compulsory): Industrial Revolution, Australian History, Dream Job, Biomes, Geography of Interconnections, World War One
  • Year 10: Students must complete a semester of either History, Geography or Legal and Economic Studies. Students may elect to complete more than one of these electives.
  • Years 11 and 12: Horsham College currently runs classes in Accounting, Twentieth Century History (Year 11), History of Revolutions (Year 12), Business Management and Legal Studies. However many more Humanities subjects are available via correspondence.