- Code HIST8024
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of History
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject History
- Areas of interest History
- Academic career PGRD
- Prof Ann McGrath
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2017
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This course develops a critical understanding of diverse historiographical approaches in the discipline of history. It provides students with an in-depth appreciation of contemporary historiography in order to develop skills in both critical analysis and problem-based research design. The course will be team-taught by the School of History in seminar format to promote a community of researchers and scholars.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Analyse key issues in historical enquiry from a variety of historiographical perspectives.
- Provide and respond to feedback in the process of identifying and formulating solutions to complex historical questions.
- Identify and interpret primary and secondary source materials that can inform answers to those questions.
- Construct sustained, structured, evidence-based arguments that address questions of historical enquiry.
- Reflect critically on the processes of historical research and writing.
Indicative AssessmentClass Participation: (5%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5]
Source Review: 750 words (5%) [Learning Outcome 3]
Research Essay - draft version): 2000 words (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4]
Research Essay : 5000 words (70%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
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3 contact hours per week (1 x 2 hour reading seminar and 1 x 1 hour workshop) for 12 weeks. Students are expected to spend an additional 7 hours per week completing assigned readings, conducting research, and preparing for assessments (total 130 hours).
Weeks 1-6: 6 contact hours per week (2 x 2 hour reading seminar and 2 x 1 hour workshop), with 4 hours course reading and assignment preparation time. Weeks 7-12: 10 hours per week conducting research and writing of final essay, and preparing and presenting an oral presentation of a case study (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAn e-brick consisting of primary material and scholarly essays will be compiled and made available on WATTLE.
Weekly readings will combine historical documents and recent scholarship. An example would be:
Darwin, C., The Descent of Man , in Watson (ed.), Darwin the Indelible Stamp (Philadelphia: Running Press, 2005), pp.732-60.
Spencer, H. ‘Progress: Its law and causes’, Westminster Review, 67 (April 1857).
Hawkins, M. Social Darwinism in European and American Thought, 1860-1945: Nature as Model & Nature as Threat (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), pp.21-58.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4550||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|