• 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
    • Prof Martin Thomas
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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This course aims to develop students' capacities in historical research and its writing. In particular, it will assist students to undertake a historical research project using primary source materials, and to present their work in a form appropriate to its subject matter, purpose and audience. Through a program of seminars and workshops, each student will formulate an independent research proposal, conduct research using a variety of historical sources, and construct a research output. Students will be invited to reflect on questions of theory, methodology, ethics, audience and presentation in historical research and communication.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. identify, analyse and select from a range of theoretical and historiographical approaches to interpreting the past in designing a methodologically sound historical research proposal;
  2. locate and interpret a wide variety of primary source materials in libraries and archives;
  3. locate and evaluate the relevant historiography;
  4. provide and respond to feedback in the process of identifying and formulating solutions to complex historical questions;
  5. construct a substantial research-based historical project in a form suitable to its content, stated purpose and target audience;

Indicative Assessment

  1. Primary Source Evaluation (1500 words): 10% (10) [LO 2]
  2. Research Project Proposal (1500 words): 10% (10) [LO 1,2,3]
  3. Research Project Draft Version (4000 words): 30% (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Research Project Final Version (6000 words): 50% (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

260 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of seminars and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and

b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed the equivalent of 24 units of HIST 6000-level courses, or with permission of the course convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIST6007.

Prescribed Texts

Course amendment

Fees

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

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
12 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
12.00 0.25000
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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8522 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
9435 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A

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