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AIH439 - History: Theory and Method

Offering information:


(i) For students who commenced prior to 2014.

(ii) To enrol in this unit student to contact the Faculty Honours Student Advisor in the Student Services Office.

(iii) Final year of offer is 2015.

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):2
EFTSL value: 0.250
Unit chair:H Gardner




Incompatible with: AIH481
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


The unit aims to provide students with an integrated understanding of historical theory and method. Students study the theoretical underpinnings of historical research methods, including archival research, oral and social history. They also consider conflicting theories about the nature of historical research and historical writing.


Three written assignments totalling 8000 words. Two essays each 2000 words, each 25% of assessment; One essay 4000 words, 50% of assessment.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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