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HSTY3804: American History

2022 unit information

American history is as contested as contemporary American culture and politics. This seminar will explore a key theme or debate drawn from more than four centuries of American history. In a setting that may be local or regional, inward- or outward-looking, you will develop advanced research skills to investigate critical relationships between the past and the present.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

History

Code HSTY3804
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in the History major
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. Demonstrate expert knowledge of period, place or culture in American history
  • LO2. Demonstrate expert understanding of a variety of approaches to interpreting American history, and skilfully employ and manipulate such approaches in their own work
  • LO3. Skilfully analyse and interpret both primary evidence and secondary literature
  • LO4. Work both independently and collaboratively to develop and refine historical understanding and awareness
  • LO5. Demonstrate capacity to integrate Indigenous and non-Western perspectives on the past and understand how axes of inequality (such as gender and racial inequalities) have been historically constructed
  • LO6. Demonstrate the skills needed to construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in written, oral, visual, or digital form
  • LO7. Demonstrate sophisticated information and digital literacy in research

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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