Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Total time commitment 120 hours
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth-year honours in history. Admission to the honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History)|
|Corequisites:|| None |
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry. |
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CoordinatorDr Catherine Kovesi, Dr Gideon Reuveni
History for Historians is designed to enable History students to reflect critically upon their discipline: its history, its theory, its methods, and its practice. Such reflection will enhance students" research for, and writing of, their theses, and the assessment tasks directly incorporate students" thesis research. For these reasons, this seminar is compulsory for all students enrolled in pure History Honours. Students will be introduced to key developments in historiography from early modernity to post modernity. They will examine the application of a range of social theories and methodologies to the practice of History. They will also approach the task of their own research and writing of history through sessions on archival and bibliographical searches, on developing skills of historiographical analysis, on the use of written, oral, and visual sources, and on the creative act of transforming these historical sources into interpretative narratives to communicate to others.
|Assessment:||A seminar Journal 1000 words 20% (due end of semester). an historiographical essay 2,000 words 40% (due mid semester) and a theory and method essay 2,000 words 40% (due in the examation period).|
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A subject reader will be available.
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||This is a compulsory subject for students doing pure honours in History or students doing the Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (History). It is optional for students doing combined honours.|
Bachelor of Arts |
Ancient and Medieval Studies |
Medieval && Renaissance Studies
Renaissance and Early Modern Studies
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