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HSTY3810: History of Ideas

2023 unit information

All historians study ideas in action. Using questions and methods drawn from intellectual and cultural history, this advanced seminar explores the history of ideas themselves: the influential ideas of philosophers, jurists, political activists or creative thinkers; the pervasive ideas of the everyday and vernacular; the 'idea' of war, civilisation or human rights. It will equip you to recognise the historical force, and fragility, of ideas we often take for granted.

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Code HSTY3810
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. Verbally participate in classroom discussions on weekly reading assignments.
  • LO2. Analyse primary source materials in research essay.
  • LO3. Comprehend and critically analyse secondary sources.
  • LO4. Write a clear essay that advances an argument and offers relevant support for the argument.

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Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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