Bachelor of Arts

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History - unit set code MJ-A000023

In History, students explore the historical precursors of the modern world: the forces and great events of especially the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the ways historians have interpreted them. Among the themes given special attention are war and peace, modernisation and social change, colonialism, nationalism and internationalism, gender in history and the Holocaust. In focusing on such themes, students can choose a sequence from units which cover American, African-American, Asian, Australian and European histories. All units aim to stimulate and challenge students to come to understand past human behaviour and to acquire critical, analytical and research skills. Students should note that not all units are currently available at all campuses.

On successful completion of the History major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to illustrate the range of opinion between historians on the subject and how and why historians' interpretations have differed
  • an ability to distinguish between different types of written material in terms of their function, authorship and intention
  • an ability to place a primary source document in its contemporary framework
  • an ability to initiate and conduct interviews and respect the interviewee as a source
  • an ability to be sensitive to the need for appreciation of cultural and gender differences
  • an ability to reflect on the ways in which we construct the past.


Level 1

Trimester 1

AIH107Unit description is currently unavailable

or

AIA103Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 2
AIH108Unit description is currently unavailable

or

AIA104Unit description is currently unavailable


Levels 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including at least 2 credit points at level 2 and at least 2 credit points at level3 from the following

Trimester 1

AIH205/AIH305Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH237/AIH337Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH238/AIH338Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH264/AIH364Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH265/AIH365Unit description is currently unavailable *


Trimester 2

AIH261/AIH361Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH263/AIH363Unit description is currently unavailable **

AIH266/AIH366Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH288/AIH388Unit description is currently unavailable

AIH289/AIH389Unit description is currently unavailable


Trimester 1 or trimester 2
AIH320Unit description is currently unavailable (2 credit points) ***


* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode only - there will be no face to face teaching.
** Not offered in 2010, offered in 2011.

*** Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

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