AIH240 - History: Interpreting the Past

Year: 2019 unit information
Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:

Bart Ziino





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class, 1 x 1 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (on line): 1 x 1 hour Class (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week


This unit introduces students to major trends in the thought and practice of history, from the ancient Greeks to the formulation of ‘contemporary history’.  Students will examine the integral relationship between the study of history and understanding the contemporary world.  They will become familiar with the major differences between historical approaches, the impact of mass literacy, and differing conceptions of time and space.  Students will also engage with the multiple methods of identifying and interrogating historical sources which underpin different approaches to historical practice.


Assessment 1 (Individual) - Essay (1600 words) - 40%

Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay (2400 words) - 60%