- Code HIST4011
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of History
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject History
- Areas of interest History
- Academic career UGRD
- 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. When possible, students will participate in the National Honours Workshop hosted by the Australian National University.
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 modern history.
- Formulate and respond effectively 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.
- Present, discuss and evaluate historical research in oral form.
Indicative AssessmentDocument analysis exercise: 1500 words (10%) [LO: 2, 3, 4]
Research Essay – draft version: 2,000 words (20%) [LO: 2,3,4]
Research Essay – final version: 5,000 words (50%) [LO: 1, 2, 3, 4]
Tutorial presentation (15 min) (10%) [LO: 3, 4, 5]
Tutorial participation (10%) [LO: 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 17 hours per week completing assigned readings, conducting research, and preparing for assessments (total 260 hours).
Weeks 1-6: 6 contact hours per week (2 x 2 hour reading seminar and 2 x 1 hour workshop) with 14 hours course reading and assignment preparation time. Weeks 7-12: 20 hours per week conducting research and writing of final essay, and preparing and presenting an oral presentation of a case study (total 260 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsCourse readings will be made available to students through Wattle.
Preliminary ReadingNo preliminary reading is necessary, though students may wish to seek guidance in relation to the annual theme.
Weekly readings will combine historical documents and recent
scholarship to focus on a weekly theme.
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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- 12 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|4549||20 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||31 Mar 2017||26 May 2017||In Person||N/A|