Major Thesis - History

Subject 131-501 (2009)

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Credit Points:
Level: Research Higher Degree
Dates & Locations: This is a time-based subject, taught on campus at .
Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
Prerequisites: Admission to the MA program
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr David Charles Goodman


Louise Hitchcock

Subject Overview: The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.
  • demonstrate a capacity for articulating historical questions and the appropriate methodologies for investigating them;
  • exhibit a familiarity with relevant historiography and an ability to locate one's research within that literature;
  • identify relevant research repositories and materials and show a capacity for sustained and discerning research within them;
  • express research findings in lucid, effective prose which uses appropriate historical conventions of documentation.
Assessment: Examination of the thesis by two external examiners.
Prescribed Texts:
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • demonstrate a capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning;
  • show intellectual curiosity and creativity, including understanding of philosophical and methodological bases of research activity;
  • demonstrate highly developed cognitive, analytic and problem-solving skills.
Related Course(s): Master of Arts in History (Thesis)

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