• Code HIST8021
  • Unit Value 6 to 24 units
  • Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Mark Dawson
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
    See Future Offerings

This course provides students with an opportunity to undertake a program of in-depth reading in an area of history under the guidance of a staff member.  The nature of  the program will be negotiated between the student and a proposed supervisor, but might include Australian History, Indigenous History, Environmental History, Imperial and Colonial History, Medieval and Early Modern History, the history of Gender and Sexuality, American History, European History, or Transnational History.

Students must gain the formal agreement of a staff member to supervise them before enrolling in this course.
This course may be repeated for credit and taken up to 4 times if a different topic is studied each time.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. formulate a coherent program of reading in consultation with a professional historian;
  2. identify a series of historical questions and problems in a field and devise a plan for dealing with them;
  3. analyse the major contributions to the historiography of a coherent field of study;
  4. evaluate the significant debates, problems and controversies in a particular field of historical study; and
  5. locate and interpret a body of primary source materials relevant to the field of historical study.

Indicative Assessment

Learning Plan (Reading List/ Questions and Problems/ Assessment Plan), 800 words, excluding reading lists (10%) Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Essay 1, 2000 words (40%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5
Essay 2, 3000 words (50%) Learning Outcomes 3, 4, 5 
 

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 6 hours of contact over 12 weeks of supervisor meetings.
b) 124 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of History to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

None.  Readings are to be negotiated between student and supervisor.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 to 24 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3501 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A
4447 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8520 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
9434 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A

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