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Credit points: 30

Subject outline

Under supervision, students formulate a question and then research and write an extended historical study of 12,000 to 15,000 words. The thesis demonstrates students' capacity to make an original contribution to the discipline of History.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorTimothy Jones

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning Activities12,000-to-15,000-word thesis

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in AHA

Co-requisitesHIS4SS2 AND HIS4SS1

Incompatible subjectsHIS4HON

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsFor part-time History students (or combined full-time honours enrolment)

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


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
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Frame an extended historical inquiry directed to a professional audience in the discipline.
02. When constructing their own historical account, find and reflect explicitly on the strengths and weaknesses of other historians' accounts.
03. When constructing their own historical account, find primary sources (visual and/or textual and reflect explicitly on their use.
04. Write an extended historical argument or narrative based on primary sources (visual and/or textual which also engages with scholarly debates in the field.

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