- 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
- Aditya Balasubramanian
- Prof Carolyn Strange
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2023
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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; and
- 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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260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours contact over 6 weeks consisting of workshops and seminars
b) 224 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5907||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|