MYTH, LEGEND AND HISTORY

HIS1MLH

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How and why did people start to compose histories? Students in this subject explore how some influential stories about pasts relate to actual events in history, the long-lasting stories about war and heroism in ancient Greece and Rome, and about Arthur and the knights of the Round Table in Medieval England. We consider the evidence for the origins of these stories about the past 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 the 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

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

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGreen, RL

Year2008

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherPUTTIN

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
02. Knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to the study of the past.
03. Knowledge: Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.
04. Communication: Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
05. Research: Identify and interpret a wide variety of primary and secondary materials.
06. Research: Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the History discipline.
07. Analysis: Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
08. Reflection: identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in the study of History.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Fourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9
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.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Quizzes on library resources and research material (200 words) Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO9

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Fourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9
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.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Quizzes on library resources and research material (200 words) Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO9

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Fourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9
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.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Quizzes on library resources and research material (200 words) Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO9

Mildura, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Fourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9
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.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Quizzes on library resources and research material (200 words) Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO9

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdrian Jones

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via video conference.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 1,500-word essay Fourth assessment: a chance to explore a topic in depth and assess it in a scholarly way.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8, SILO9
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.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8
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.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8
Quizzes on library resources and research material (200 words) Third assessment: research training designed to help you research an essay well.N/AN/AN/ANo5 SILO1, SILO6, SILO7, SILO9