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HI3284 - Researching History in Australia

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The subject will demonstrate how to research Australian local history, using North Queensland topics as examples. Students will learn skills in oral history, document and photograph interpretation, using archives and research libraries, and using material historical remains.

Learning Outcomes

  • develop and apply skills in finding and collating the widest possible range of historical evidence in the widest possible range of locations;
  • develop and apply skills necessary to produce a research work in history, including analysis of sources, generation of a hypothesis, planning, and composition;
  • develop and apply skills in oral history and critique its application in historical research;
  • select appropriate means of presenting research outcomes from the diverse ways in which History can be presented.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (25%) - Individual
  • written-abstract 10% written-list sources,links,images 15% written-text for website 25% - (50%) - Individual.
To undertake this subject, students must have successfully completed 12 credit points (four subjects) of level 1 study at tertiary level
HI2284 HI3240 HI3280 HI5284


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coord/Lect: Dr Claire Brennan.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours online activity
  • 18 hours online Workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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