MAKING HISTORY

HIS3MHI

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How do historians 'make' History? How do they research, write and present it and why is the outcome so often controversial? In this subject students consider the ways Histories are researched and written. You are asked to reflect on how and why controversies about the past arise. Students will choose a significant moment from an historical era, artefact or object, examine the different sources it produced (including texts and material objects such as works of art, images or music, physical sites of memory or remembrance), and look at historical debates surrounding it. In the weekly seminar,students will be required to engage with theoretical and conceptual reading,helping set an agenda for the coordinator to address in a lecture/forum. Students develop their abilities to critique, analyse and write about History in this subject.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 75 credit-points [completion of 1st and 2nd year History or Art History subjects].

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Third-year level core subject for the History major within the Bachelor of Arts degree.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1.5-hour final examination on historiographyequivalent to 1500 word assessment40
2,000-word individual essay on an era or artefact or an object50
7-minute oral and multimedia presentation (equivalent to 500 words)10

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1.5-hour final examination on historiographyequivalent to 1500 word assessment40
2,000-word individual essay on an era or artefact or an object50
7-minute oral and multimedia presentation (equivalent to 500 words)10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1.5-hour final examination on historiographyequivalent to 1500 word assessment40
2,000-word individual essay on an era or artefact or an object50
7-minute oral and multimedia presentation (equivalent to 500 words)10

Mildura, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1.5-hour final examination on historiographyequivalent to 1500 word assessment40
2,000-word individual essay on an era or artefact or an object50
7-minute oral and multimedia presentation (equivalent to 500 words)10

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
1.5-hour final examination on historiographyequivalent to 1500 word assessment40
2,000-word individual essay on an era or artefact or an object50
7-minute oral and multimedia presentation (equivalent to 500 words)10