- Code HIST4013
- 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, Heritage Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Maria Nugent
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This course seeks to enhance students’ skills in historical writing and presentation. Students enrolled in this course will analyse critically a range of historical texts and genres, focussing particularly on issues of structure, style, voice and narrative technique. They will explore diverse means of presenting research findings, including visual and oral presentation. They will reflect on their own practices and those of others. Topics examine the art and craft of historical practice in traditional and contemporary forms of historical writing and performance. Through workshops, students will develop their own abilities in the design and presentation of a research project. Collectively, the components of the course provide extended analysis of, and training in, methods of expression and communication within the discipline of history. The skills developed, however, have much broader professional applications.
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:
- Identify structural, rhetorical and artistic devices within historical texts and other genres for the dissemination of historical thinking.
- Evaluate the role of such devices in effectively communicating with different audiences.
- Articulate and defend choices in the design and presentation of their own research.
- Communicate their research results in a range of formats.
- Provide constructive feedback to others in relation to issues of historical writing and presentation.
Weekly seminar participation [10%] [Learning Outcomes 1-5]
Critical reflection on a work of history (this may be a book, documentary, museum exhibition, reenactment etc.) 2500 words [25%] [Learning Outcomes 1,2,4]
Oral presentation, with written summary to follow, of preliminary thesis conclusions: 30 minutes/2500 words [25%] [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
Peer review of draft thesis chapters: 1 x 1000 word critique, 1 x 1000 word response to critique [20%] [Learning Outcome 1,2, 5]
Presentation of thesis results in a public format/forum (e.g. draft conference paper or poster, exhibition plan) 2000 words [20%] [Learning Outcome 1-5]
Workload3 contact hours per week (1 x 2 hour reading seminar and 1 x 1 hour workshop). Students are expected to spend an additional 17 hours per week completing assigned readings, conducting research, and preparing for assessments (total 260 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- 12 units
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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9378||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|