HISTORY HONOURS SPECIAL SUBJECT 1

HIS4SS1

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Students undertake an intensive, specialised study of history and/or methodology in a weekly seminar. The emphasis is on understanding primary sources through advanced conceptual frameworks and on developing individual research questions. Assessment is variable, but may include historiographical reviews, seminar presentations and research essay(s).

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA - Bachelor of Arts Honours degree

Co-requisites HIS4SS2

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Collaborate to reflect critically and explictiy on the use of primary sources in a student's inquiry and/or to contrast historians' lines of arguments and use of sources on a historical problem, placing them in their contexts.

Activities:
Seminar discussion and seminar presentation (if applicable).
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

02. Present orally or in multimedia an aspect of the past which offers a sustained line of argument or narrative, referenced in accomplished ways, that assimilates a wide variety of primary and secondary sources.

Activities:
Seminar presentation (if applicable)
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Writing
Life-Long Learning
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

03. When constructing their own historical account, find and reflect explicitly on the strengths and weaknesses of other historians' accounts.

Activities:
Two essays of 3000 words each OR One 1000 word historiographical essay reviewing weekly reading and one 5000 word research essay OR One 1000 word historiographical review and one research essay of 4000 words and one seminar presentation OR one summary and critical review of a book or article of 1000 words and two essays of 2000 and 3000 words respectively OR one essay of 1500 words based on seminar presentation and one research essay of 4500 words.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Writing
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving

04. When constructing their own historical account, find primary sources (visual and/or textual) and reflect explicitly on their use.

Activities:
Two essays of 3000 words each OR One 1000 word historiographical essay reviewing weekly reading and one 5000 word research essay OR one 1000 word historiographical review and one research essay of 4000 words and one seminar presentation OR one summary and critical review of a book or article of 1000 words and two essays of 2000 and 3000 words respectively OR one essay of 1500 words based on seminar presentation and one research essay of 4500 words.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness
Inquiry/ Research
Creative Problem-solving
Critical Thinking
Writing

05. Write a sustained historical argument or narrative based on primary sources (visual and/or textual) which also engages with scholarly debates in the field.

Activities:
Two essays of 3000 words each OR One 1000 word historiographical essay reviewing weekly reading and one 5000 word research essay OR one 1000 word historiographical review and one research essay of 4000 words and one seminar presentation OR one summary and critical review of a book or article of 1000 words and two essays of 2000 and 3000 words respectively OR one essay of 1500 words based on seminar presentation and one research essay of 4500 words.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking
Inquiry/ Research
Writing
Creative Problem-solving
Ethical & Cultural Awareness

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTimothy Jones

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.
"2 hour seminar on a specialised subject which forms 25% of the honours mark."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Historiographical review essay (1000 words)20 03, 04, 05
Research essay (s) (6000) words70 03, 04, 05
Seminar presentation (1000 words)10 01, 02