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HI4443 - Writing History

Credit points: 6
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Arts & Social Sciences

This subject explores a range of approaches to the writing of history. It focuses on the changing trends in historical writing from the 1970s to the present.

Learning Outcomes

  • to become familiar with contemporary historiographical debates;
  • to develop skills in the organisation and expression of research findings appropriate to the honours level of study;
  • to gain an appreciation of the diversity of interpretative and theoretical perspectives available to the historian.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • A coherent and disciplined body of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to learn independently and in a self-directed manner;
  • A commitment to lifelong learning and intellectual development.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Dr Janice Wegner
Lecturers: Dr Janice Wegner, Professor Russell McGregor.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (90%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Professor Russell McGregor
Lecturers: Dr Janice Wegner, Professor Russell McGregor.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: tutorial attendance and participation (10%); essays (90%).

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