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 Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School 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. 19141939.
  • be able to develop critical skills in evaluating different types of historical evidence, and in using evidence in presenting logically ordered arguments.


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.