HST303 Literature and Society (8)


This subject uses literary sources to study English social history in the period 1914-1939. War memoirs, bestsellers, detective stories, and novels of recognised literary merit are examined for social insights.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HST303
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have previously completed HST-3033

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate and understanding of the social history of England c. 1914-1939.
- be able to develop critical skills in evaluating different types of historical evidence, and in using evidence in presenting logically ordered arguments.


The subject will cover the following topics:
-Methodology -The War and its Aftermath -Generational Relations in the 1920s -Economic and Political Problems in Inter-War England -Crime and Society -Class Relations in the 1930s -Character of the Period


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.