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2021 unit offering information will be available in September 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to research methods and styles of history-making. Debates within, and challenges to the discipline will be explored. A teacher/student interaction strategy will be employed which intends that students acquire the concepts of the discipline and have the opportunity to make history for themselves. Access to a computer and network will be essential for external students to meet the requirements of the unit.

Unit content

  • What is history?
  • Sources and subjects of history-making
  • Reading/writing history: Interpreting secondary sources
  • Listening to history: Oral sources
  • Visiting history: Archives and museums
  • Place and time: Temporal and spatial coordinates
  • Historians as history-makers
  • History-making making history: Who owns history?
  • Popular history making
  • Why history? Rethinking the past in a changing world

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify issues and raise questions for historical studyIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2describe some of the major theories of historical enquiryKnowledge of a discipline
3employ historical methodologiesKnowledge of a discipline
4use different source materials both critically and empatheticallyIntellectual rigour
5evaluate different historical interpretations and representations of the pastKnowledge of a discipline
6demonstrate commitment to the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of historical practiceEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
7construct an argumentIntellectual rigour

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify issues and raise questions for historical study
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. describe some of the major theories of historical enquiry
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. employ historical methodologies
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. use different source materials both critically and empathetically
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  5. evaluate different historical interpretations and representations of the past
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate commitment to the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of historical practice
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  7. construct an argument
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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