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Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
- understand and display detailed knowledge of the social, political and biographical background to certain key works of history;
- understand and display knowledge of the various historiographical and theoretical underpinnings of history as a discipline;
- understand and interpret a variety of key historical works;
- write and present well-constructed, properly-referenced historical prose;
- reflect upon one's own understanding and engagement with the nature of historical knowledge; and
- conduct research appropriate to studying history at the first-year tertiary level.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
Candidature in Diploma in Arts
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
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Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
What constitutes an historical work and makes someone an historian?
In this subject we tackle these and other questions concerning the discipline of historical inquiry. Behind every work of history there is a person with a determined interest and motivation in presenting an historical account of some aspect of the past and in interpreting it. As E. H. Carr argued in 'What is History (1961)', study the historian and the societies they have come from before studying the histories they have produced.
As societies and cultures change so does the nature of history emerging from them. By exploring the changing nature of history and the work of selected 'historians', we will uncover the different ways in which they have approached the task of writing history, and the different formats they have used in presenting it.
Assessment 1 Online Quiz: 300 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4 Assessment 2 Online Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4 Assessment 3 Online Quiz: 700 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4 Assessment 4 Essay: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-6
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