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.
- 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
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||apply historical methodologies to an individual research project|
|2||evaluate different historical interpretations and representations of the past|
|3||demonstrate commitment to the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of historical practice|
|4||construct an argument suitable for a historical research project.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- apply historical methodologies to an individual research project
- evaluate different historical interpretations and representations of the past
- demonstrate commitment to the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of historical practice
- construct an argument suitable for a historical research project.
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
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