- 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
- Prof Carolyn Strange
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2022
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This course explores one of the key issues historians confront: how to periodise the past? By examining the impact of phenomena as small as germs and events as great as atomic detonations we can see that dynasties and revolutions are not the only events that have marked historical turning points. Through seminars led by professional historians and peer workshops, students will develop their capacity to design and present their research projects. The course will also train students to effectively communicate research orally.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate understanding of periodisation in history
- Demonstrate the capacity to apply the concept of periodisation to various fields and periods of history
- Critically analyse the range of documentary resources and historical interpretations considered in the course
- Demonstrate strong research, writing and analytical skills
- Present, discuss and evaluate historical material in oral form
- Document analysis exercise: (1500 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Historical Case Study (3500 words) (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Honours Presentation Text - final version (2000 words) (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Honours presentation (15 minutes) (15) [LO 3,4,5]
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 1,5]
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6 contact hours per week (2 x 2 hour seminars and 2 x 1 hour workshops) over six weeks. Students are expected to spend an additional 17 hours per week completing assigned readings, researching and preparing for assessments. After the workshops, students are expected to devote 17 hours per week to prepare for and deliver an oral presentation of their research (total 240 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
The convener will set an introductory suite of historiographical readings on key issues in history for the first week. Subsequent session leaders will set assigned and supplementary readings that reflect their expertise on historical topics ranging from late-Medieval to contemporary history.
All readings will be available through the course's Wattle site.
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