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HSTY7003: Becoming a Historian

This seminar-based unit will equip you with the conceptual and practical skills that are essential to every major research project regardless of field. You will advance your professional development as a historian in seminars that address: how to devise and plan a program of research; how to frame clear questions and engage with diverse forms of evidence; how to collate, sort and process information in ways that support your project and which will assist in the transition from research to writing. Via readings, workshops and structured peer review you will develop a formal research proposal for discussion in your preliminary progress review.

Code HSTY7003
Academic unit History
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
An undergraduate degree with honours in History or in relevant field, or equivalent. Department permission required.

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

  • LO1. Understand how to formulate a historical problem
  • LO2. Understand how to frame an argument
  • LO3. Be able conceive and plan a research program under Covid restrictions
  • LO4. Understand how peer review works

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.