MAKING HISTORY

HIS3MHI

2017

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

How is the past made into history? This subject engages students as active participants in making history. You will research a topic, event, place or artifact of your choice (from another subject or from your own family or community's history) and present this history in an engaging and accessible way (illustrated essay, digital story, display or film). Through this project you will gain practical experience in independent research, critical thinking, communication and ethics. You will also engage with historical debates and conceptual readings on your topic. In this subject, you have the opportunity to go from being the student, studying other histories to being the historian making your own history. Making history is the capstone subject in history but is also available as an elective suitable for professional development in fields such as education, politics, english, media and communication. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship entails developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generating new ideas, taking calculated risks and creating change - now and inthe future.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 60 credit-points of History or Subject Coordinator's approval

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.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

02. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past.

Activities:
The 2,000-word research essay/project; 1-hour final examination; online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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

Activities:
The 5-minute oral and multimedia presentation; 2,000-word research essay/project; 1-hour final examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.

Activities:
The 2,000-word research essay/project; 1-hour final examination; online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback; 5-minute oral and multimedia presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.

Activities:
The 2,000-word research essay/project; 1-hour final examination; online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.

Activities:
The 2,000-word research essay/project; 1-hour final examination; online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback; 5-minute oral and multimedia presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

07. Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.

Activities:
The 2,000-word research essay/project; 5-minute oral and multimedia presentation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

08. Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.

Activities:
The 2,000-word research essay/project.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

09. Identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in their study of history.

Activities:
The 1-hour final examination.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 34 - 34
One 2.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"No lecture in Week 34 when field trip"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
2,000-word research essay or public history output (2,000 word equivalent)50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation (500 words equivalent)10 03, 04, 06, 07
Online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback (750 words equivalent)15 02, 04, 05, 06

Bendigo, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 34 - 34
One 2.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"No lecture in Week 34 when field trip"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
2,000-word research essay or public history output (2,000 word equivalent)50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation (500 words equivalent)10 03, 04, 06, 07
Online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback (750 words equivalent)15 02, 04, 05, 06

Melbourne, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 34 - 34
One 2.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"No lecture in Week 34 when field trip"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
2,000-word research essay or public history output (2,000 word equivalent)50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation (500 words equivalent)10 03, 04, 06, 07
Online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback (750 words equivalent)15 02, 04, 05, 06

Mildura, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 34 - 34
One 2.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"No lecture in Week 34 when field trip"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
2,000-word research essay or public history output (2,000 word equivalent)50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation (500 words equivalent)10 03, 04, 06, 07
Online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback (750 words equivalent)15 02, 04, 05, 06

Shepparton, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRuth Ford

Class requirements

Collaborative Based Learning Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours collaborative based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Field Trip Week: 34 - 34
One 2.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 34 to week 34 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"No lecture in Week 34 when field trip"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
2,000-word research essay or public history output (2,000 word equivalent)50 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation (500 words equivalent)10 03, 04, 06, 07
Online seminar activities including reading discussion and peer feedback (750 words equivalent)15 02, 04, 05, 06