Humanities help us understand others and fosters social justice and equality. It teaches students to deal critically and logically with subjective, complex, imperfect information about the world around them. Humanities students build skills in writing, critical reading and creativity.

The study of Humanities develops informed and critical citizens who are able to make sense of the world they live in, and the world of the future.

At Killester College, Humanities is a compulsory study for all students from Years 7 to 10. Students study history from the time of earliest human communities to the making of the modern world. Geography, Economics and Business and Civics and Citizenship are integral parts of Humanities and taught as stand alone units or integrated into History topics.

At VCE level Humanities offers options including History, Legal Studies, Economics, Accounting, Business Management and Global Politics.


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