History

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History

Honours

Honours in History requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level seminar core units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level thesis units

Honours seminar units of study

HSTY4101 History Honours Seminar A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x5000wd essay (70%),1x1000wd research proposal (20%), seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours seminars equip students with the methodological and conceptual skills to deal with problems in the theory and practice of history. Seminars are grounded in a particular context of geography, place or time, or may pursue one theme or approach across a diverse array of contexts. All build students¿ expertise in a field of historical scholarship and encourage them to apply that understanding in assignments that model the professional skills of the discipline. Seminars are divided into two streams to ensure that all students complete the same diverse suite of assessment tasks. In Seminar A students write a research-intensive paper.
HSTY4102 History Honours Seminar B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x2000wd book review (30%),1x1500wd equivalent oral presentation (25%),1x2500wd essay or equivalent (35%), seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Honours seminars equip students with the methodological and conceptual skills to deal with problems in the theory and practice of history. Seminars are grounded in a particular context of geography, place or time, or may pursue one theme or approach across a diverse array of contexts. All build students¿ expertise in a field of historical scholarship and encourage them to apply that understanding in assignments that model the professional skills of the discipline. Seminars are divided into two streams to ensure that all students complete the same diverse suite of assessment tasks. In Seminar B students attempt a book review, oral presentation and a task that models history in practice.

Honours thesis units of study

HSTY4201 History Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: Research (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you will begin to design, research and plan a substantial original research history project. You will meet regularly with a supervisor approved by the History Honours Coordinator, who will oversee and guide your progress. If necessary you will submit an ethics clearance form. You will determine the scope and thrust of your argument; familiarise yourself with disciplinary standards and conventions; develop expertise in relevant historical theories and methodologies; advance your research; and begin drafting your thesis.
HSTY4202 History Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 24 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: One-on-one supervision for at least half an hour per meeting at least every two weeks. Assessment: 1x 18000-20000 wds Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you will complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in history. Your progress will be guided in regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the History Department. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times; you will continue to develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills, both in relation to the discipline of history as a whole and in relation to your specialist topic.