MAKING HISTORY

HIS3MHI

2019

Credit points: 15

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Subject outline



How is the past made into history? In this subject, you will make history, researching a topic, event, place or artefact of your choice. Your challenge is to present this history in an engaging way to the public (via an illustrated essay, video or museum display). You will gain practical experience in independent research, critical thinking, communication and ethics. As you engage with historical debates, you will challenge traditional ideas and practices, and develop skills in understanding how the past becomes history. You will go from being the student studying other histories, to being the historian making your own history. Making History is the history capstone subject, but is also suitable as an elective in archaeology, politics, gender studies, education, english, media and communication.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRoland Burke

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit-points of second-year HUSS subjects or Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is the third-year level-core and capstone subject for the History major in the Bachelor of Arts, or in any combined degree including a Bachelor of Arts. All History Major students within the Bachelor of Arts must pass this subject. It is recommended that students undertake this subject in their third year of study.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Workshop and online activities including reading analysis, 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:
oral presentation, research project, 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)
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:
Research project, oral and multimedia presentation, literature review, workshop and online activities including reading analysis, 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)
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:
Research project, oral and multimedia presentation, literature review, workshop and online activities including reading analysis, 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:
Research project, oral and multimedia presentation, literature review, workshop and online activities including reading analysis, 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)
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 research project; 5-minute oral and multimedia presentation and 500 words literature review.
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 research 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, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoland Burke

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The online lecture/seminar may be taken 24/7 (e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There are ten 1.5 hour workshops during the semester. There is no workshop in Week 34."

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 video conference.
"The lecture is video-conferenced, however if you require flexibility, the lecture recording can be accessed 24/7 ( e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
Research project with public history output (2,400 word equivalent)Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their projects in the workshop and online.60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation and 600 words literature reviewTo be presented in the workshop..15 02, 03, 04, 06, 07

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoland Burke

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The online lecture/seminar may be taken 24/7 (e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There are ten 1.5 hour workshops during the semester. There is no workshop in Week 34."

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 video conference.
"The lecture is video-conferenced, however if you require flexibility, the lecture recording can be accessed 24/7 ( e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
Research project with public history output (2,400 word equivalent)Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their projects in the workshop and online.60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation and 600 words literature reviewTo be presented in the workshop..15 02, 03, 04, 06, 07

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoland Burke

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The online lecture/seminar may be taken 24/7 (e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There are ten 1.5 hour workshops during the semester. There is no workshop in Week 34."

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 face-to-face.
"The lecture is face-to-face, however if you require flexibility, the lecture recording can be accessed 24/7 ( e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
Research project with public history output (2,400 word equivalent)Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their projects in the workshop and online.60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation and 600 words literature reviewTo be presented in the workshop..15 02, 03, 04, 06, 07

Mildura, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoland Burke

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The online lecture/seminar may be taken 24/7 (e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There are ten 1.5 hour workshops during the semester. There is no workshop in Week 34."

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 video conference.
"The lecture is video-conferenced, however if you require flexibility, the lecture recording can be accessed 24/7 ( e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
Research project with public history output (2,400 word equivalent)Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their projects in the workshop and online.60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation and 600 words literature reviewTo be presented in the workshop..15 02, 03, 04, 06, 07

Shepparton, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRoland Burke

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The online lecture/seminar may be taken 24/7 (e.g. on any day of the week and at any time that suits you)"

WorkShop Week: 31 - 42
One 1.5 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
"There are ten 1.5 hour workshops during the semester. There is no workshop in Week 34."

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 video conference.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1-hour examination (equivalent to 1,000 words)25 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09
Research project with public history output (2,400 word equivalent)Students are expected to share their preliminary and draft versions of their projects in the workshop and online.60 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5-minute oral and multimedia presentation and 600 words literature reviewTo be presented in the workshop..15 02, 03, 04, 06, 07