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AIH240 - History: Interpreting the Past

Unit details

Year

2018 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

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

To be advised

Content

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

Essay, 1600 words, 40%

Essay, 2400 words 60%

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