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ECS471 - History and Humanities: Curriculum Study A

Unit details

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2014 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For students enrolled in courses D342, D344, D347, D389, E377, E360, E365 and E455 only)
Unit chair:R Buchanek

Students will be assessed according to the minimum requirements as described in the VIT Specialist Area Guidelines as stated in VIT specialist area guidelines.

Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography OR;

Sub-major study in one of the specialist Humanities areas: History, Economics or Geography together with a Part in another area of study: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Legal Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Sociology. Students are strongly encouraged to include at least two units of History in their undergraduate degree.



Incompatible with: ELE408
Contact hours:

Campus: 3 hours (1 x 2 hour seminar and 1hr self-directed engagement with Cloud seminar Resources)

Cloud (online): 3 hours self-directed study engaging with Cloud seminar Resources and Modules)


This unit aims to prepare students to teach confidently across the Humanities disciplines including History, Geography and Economics and interdisciplinary areas including Civics and Citizenship offered in Years 7-10 in schools. The unit will develop students’ understanding of various elements of the AusVELS curriculum including Cross-curriculum Priorities and General Capabilities relevant to the Humanities. The unit aims to develop students’ knowledge of practical aspects; engage with a range of effective pedagogical approaches and design teaching and learning sequences and assessment tools informed by literature. This unit demonstrates and utilises a range of contemporary teaching and learning resources and technologies to illustrate practical strategies in Humanities.


Task 1: 50%: 

History Teaching and Learning Report:


2000 words

Task 2: 50%: 

Collaborative Humanities Unit Outline:


2000 words each

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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