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HI4444 - History's Past

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

Available only to level 4 honours students.

This subject provides a critical appreciation of the historical development of the discipline of history from antiquity to the present day. It explores a diversity of ways in which the past has been apprehended and understood across a range of temporal and cultural contexts.

Learning Outcomes

  • to acquire an understanding of key theoretical and methodological debates that have shaped the evolution of historical scholarship;
  • to develop skills of research and analysis appropriate to the honours level of study;
  • to gain familiarity with the historical development of the discipline of history.

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 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-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%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-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%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.