The Humanities incorporate several subject areas that were once stand-alone classes: History, Geography, Civics and Economics. In years 7 & 8, students learn about ancient cultures and the formation of western political and social culture. In 9 & 10, students learn more about the complex, internationalised world and twentieth century history, as well as the philosophies of law and economics. Through these studies, students are exposed to important ideas fundamental to the organisation of our society and culture. How their world operates—why things are the way they are, and how they could be.