Making History Work - 2018

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: Sem1 , Sem2
  • Availability for 2018: Sem2
  • Assessment: Exercises - Reflective Exercise (10%) , Online Discussion - Debate (50%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 809.00
HECS 820.00
International 1,059.00
This unit was previously known as MHIX300 Making History: Capstone Unit.
The capstone unit is the pinnacle of a major in Modern History. It brings together the knowledge, skills and capabilities students gain across the program and helps prepare them for the next stage of their careers. What does a Modern history graduate bring to the workplace? How can the skills gained be transferred? How do students/graduates define themselves in a work sense? How has the major fitted them for future employment? With these questions in mind students undertake activities, collaboratively and individually, to reflect on their historical literacy and where it can take them. 

In this unit students will:

1. Reflect on discipline specific skills and graduate capabilities and their potential application in their careers
2. Synthesise and integrate knowledge from multiple topic areas
3. Extend their analytical and critical thinking
4. Build and consolidate communication skills (written, oral, interpersonal)
5. Understand what historical literacy is
6. Work independently and collaboratively on solving problems
  • Exercises — Reflective Exercise (10%)
  • Online Discussion — Debate (50%)
  • Paper — Breifing Paper or Lesson Plan (30%)
  • Participation — Active Collaboration (10%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • HST380 — Making History Capstone Unit

You should have studied some History/Politics at Level 1 & 2 before starting this unit.It is recommended you complete 1 other Level 3 History unit.This is a capstone unit & must be the last unit taken

This unit addresses the following topics.

2What is History and Does it Matter?
3Historical Literacy: Asking Questions
4Historical Literacy: Critical Thinking
5Historical Literacy: Historical Imagination
6History Today?
7Q&A with Modern History Alumni
8History and Policy
9History in the Media

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media

Online materials

  • Resources and Links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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