MYTH, LEGEND AND HISTORY

HIS1MLH

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Sustainability Thinking Essential. Sustainability Thinking entails deep appreciation of how the choices we make affects the natural, economic, social, political and cultural systems — now and in the future.

Subject outline

How and why did people start to compose histories? We consider the cases of the ancient Mediterranean and medieval England. People have always valued stories about pasts. Students in this subject explore how some influential stories about pasts relate to actual events in history. We study long-lasting stories about war and heroism in ancient Greece and Rome, and about Arthur and the knights of the Round Table. We consider the evidence for the origins of these stories about pasts in oral and written texts, in objects, and in art. We trace the endurance of these stories into the modern world. We examine how composing stories about or from a past sometimes became the writing of history. This subject addresses La Trobe's Essential on Sustainability Thinking by reflecting on how age-old stories have altered and reflected conceptions of power and human well-being: theirs and ours. Myth, Legend and History helped shape cultural systems of human purpose and meaning that endure because they are forever re-invented. The subject discloses how histories are never just received, but are composed for a reason by someone, somehow, somewhere.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at first-year level for a history major.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsKing Arthur and His Knights of the Round TableRecommendedGreen, RLPUTTIN 2008

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.

Activities:
Essay, Assignment and Plan, Padlet online group dialogues, Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to the study of the past.

Activities:
Essay, Assignment and Plan, Padlet online group dialogues, Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Knowledge: Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.

Activities:
Lectures and tutorials, Exam and Padlet online group dialogues.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

05. Communication: Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.

Activities:
Essay, Assignment and Plan, Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

06. Research: Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
Online quizes and Padlet online group dialogues, Essay, Assignment and Plan, Lectures and Tutorials, Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

07. Research: Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the History discipline.

Activities:
Essay, Assignment and Plan.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

08. Analysis: Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
Lectures and Tutorials, Essay, Assignment and Plan, Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills

09. Reflection: identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in the study of History.

Activities:
Online group dialogues and Exam.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word essayFourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Fifth assessment: making connections related to the two subject focus questions, padlet forums, focussed on the Arthurian material.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
Plan for an Assignment on a Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (200 words).First assessment: Help with preparing the first assignment through Padlet online focus group posts and a structured plan.5 01, 02, 05, 07, 08
Assignment on the same Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (500 words)Second assessment: related to the two subject focus questions, and to the Ancient Greek material.20 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
Quizzes on library resources and research material 200 words)Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.5 01, 06, 07, 09

Bendigo, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word essayFourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Fifth assessment: making connections related to the two subject focus questions, padlet forums, focussed on the Arthurian material.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
Plan for an Assignment on a Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (200 words).First assessment: Help with preparing the first assignment through Padlet online focus group posts and a structured plan.5 01, 02, 05, 07, 08
Assignment on the same Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (500 words)Second assessment: related to the two subject focus questions, and to the Ancient Greek material.20 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
Quizzes on library resources and research material 200 words)Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.5 01, 06, 07, 09

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word essayFourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Fifth assessment: making connections related to the two subject focus questions, padlet forums, focussed on the Arthurian material.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
Plan for an Assignment on a Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (200 words).First assessment: Help with preparing the first assignment through Padlet online focus group posts and a structured plan.5 01, 02, 05, 07, 08
Assignment on the same Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (500 words)Second assessment: related to the two subject focus questions, and to the Ancient Greek material.20 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
Quizzes on library resources and research material 200 words)Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.5 01, 06, 07, 09

Mildura, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word essayFourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Fifth assessment: making connections related to the two subject focus questions, padlet forums, focussed on the Arthurian material.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
Plan for an Assignment on a Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (200 words).First assessment: Help with preparing the first assignment through Padlet online focus group posts and a structured plan.5 01, 02, 05, 07, 08
Assignment on the same Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (500 words)Second assessment: related to the two subject focus questions, and to the Ancient Greek material.20 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
Quizzes on library resources and research material 200 words)Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.5 01, 06, 07, 09

Shepparton, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 12 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
one 1,500-word essayFourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.30 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
one 2-hour examination (equivalent to 2000 words)Fifth assessment: making connections related to the two subject focus questions, padlet forums, focussed on the Arthurian material.40 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09
Plan for an Assignment on a Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (200 words).First assessment: Help with preparing the first assignment through Padlet online focus group posts and a structured plan.5 01, 02, 05, 07, 08
Assignment on the same Myth, Padlet entries and one of the Focus Questions (500 words)Second assessment: related to the two subject focus questions, and to the Ancient Greek material.20 01, 02, 05, 06, 07, 08
Quizzes on library resources and research material 200 words)Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.5 01, 06, 07, 09