2020 unit information
Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.
Last updated: 2 June 2020
Three (3) History AIH coded units
Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
1 x 1-hour seminar per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
This exciting third level history unit is the capstone to the history major and is only available to those who have already completed three history units. It has been devised to enhance your skills in historical interpretation and analysis and is taught by staff deeply involved in the production of history.
The unit is team-taught and is comprised of two modules. The first explores the archive as a repository of specific documents that shape and determine the historical narrative. Students will explore government archives, private archives and church archives through new theoretical approaches. The second module will be taught by historian practitioners who will introduce you to historical sources relevant to their current research. This module will change from year to year but may include Indigenous and Australian history, Pacific, European or French history. Students may tackle themes of colonisation, decolonisation, politics, war and memory.
These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit
At the completion of this unit, successful students can:
Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Collect, recall, and indicate relevant information
GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
Evaluate and interpret relevant information
GLO4: Critical thinking
Evaluate and synthesize relevant information from a range of sources
These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year
Assessment 1 (Individual) - Essay
Assessment 2 (Individual) - Essay
The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.
The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: AIH399 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.
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