MYTH, LEGEND AND HISTORY

HIS1MLH

2021

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-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLectures and Tutorials, Essay, Assignment and Plan, Exam. Essay, Assignment and Plan, Padlet online group dialogues, Exam.

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

Learning resources

King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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. Communication: Construct an evidence-based argument or narrative in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
03. Research: Examine historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the History discipline.
04. Analysis: Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
05. Reflection: identify and reflect critically upon the knowledge and skills developed in the study of History.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorEmma Robertson

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One 1500-word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Examination (equivalent to 1500 words)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Tutorial portfolio (equivalent to 1000 words)

N/APortfolioIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4