History

Semester 2 2020 unit of study availability

Some Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences units of study originally intended to run in Semester 2, 2020 are no longer available.

A full and up-to-date list of units of study available in Semester 2, 2020 from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, can be found on this webpage.
 

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 Approach Seminar

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 5000 wds Essay (70%), 1x 1000 wds Response paper (20%), x Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Students undertaking the Honours program in History enrol in one Field Seminar and one Approach Seminar, which run concurrently from Week 1 to Week 13 of Semester 1. In the Approach Seminar, students examine one particular conceptual or theoretical approach to historical writing and research (examples include: 'Historical Approaches to Food and Eating'; 'Violence in History'; 'The Problem of the Text'). Students explore different applications of this approach in a diverse array of contexts (geographical and temporal) in order to understand the ways this approach has developed and its implications for the field and the students' own practice as historians. Students will choose their topic from a range of three or four options.
HSTY4102 Field Seminar

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 5000 wds Research paper (70%), 1x 1000 wds Proposal/Literature Review (20%), x Seminar participation (10%) Mode of delivery: Field experience
Students undertaking the Honours program in History enrol in one Field Seminar and one Approach Seminar, which run concurrently from Week 1 to Week 13 of Semester 1. In the Field Seminar, students examine current or emerging debates and research foci in a specific field of history. Each field is defined by place, time and geography, but is construed broadly so as to expose students to complex questions of change and continuity. Students choose their preferred field from a range of offerings (examples include: modern European history, American history; Australian history; Medieval Europe).

Honours thesis units of study

HSTY4201 History Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 12 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 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.