AIH240 - History: Interpreting the Past


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 1-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour class (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week


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.

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