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HSTY3903: History and Historians

In this unit you will independently frame, research and write an original Essay analyzing how historians have written about the past. In choosing your topic you may draw upon historical issues, approaches and debates encountered throughout your previous studies in history. The lectures and tutorials introduce you to new methodologies and approaches to the past, and guide you through the stages of identifying an issue or debate, researching and understanding its different aspects, and shaping your own argument in response.

Code HSTY3903
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level in History
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the nature and scope of the discipline through original research, the study of historical theory, and/or projects applying historical skills and perspectives beyond conventional academic settings
  • LO2. apply the key historical skill of contextualisation through the in-depth study of a greater variety of periods and places than you explored in the first two years of study
  • LO3. demonstrate high-level skills in inventive and responsible research, critical thinking, and the articulation and analysis of historical problems
  • LO4. apply the skills and knowledge of a historian to issues encountered in an interdisciplinary context.