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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
OnlineN/A

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1apply historical methodologies to an individual research project
2evaluate different historical interpretations and representations of the past
3demonstrate commitment to the professional, legal and ethical responsibilities of historical practice
4construct an argument suitable for a historical research project.

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.

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (4 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio60%
Annotated bibliography40%

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Workshop online 2 hours (3 weeks)
Assessment
Portfolio60%
Annotated bibliography40%
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

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