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HSTY1001: History Workshop

A new British empire emerges from a year of scandals on the southern tip of Africa. Maori debate conscription in World War I. Shanghai erupts in protest and repression in 1927. The Great Depression re-shapes race relations in Sydney. In this unit you study a significant episode in history in a semester-long seminar with an expert in the field. This experience introduces you to key aspects of historical thinking that have broad applications: evidence, change, and context.

Code HSTY1001
Academic unit History
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. construct critically aware historical arguments based on evidence
  • LO2. demonstrate proficiency in analysing primary sources in their historical context
  • LO3. demonstrate critical understanding of the varieties of historical explanation by examining varied aspects of a single time and place.
  • LO4. Develop deep knowledge of a historical event grounded in time, place and context
  • LO5. Gain experience in working as a group to interpret evidence and solve complex historical problems
  • LO6. Develop proficiency in essay writing, including formulating a problem or question, conducting independent research, crafting a persuasive argument and communicating it effectively