HST401 History Dissertation (32)

This subject requires research in primary sources on an approved topic and the submission of a dissertation of 15000 words.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HST401. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



Two sessions


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

BA (Honours) students only Not available to students who have previously completed HST-4016

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to undertake detailed research in primary sources and presented the findings of that research
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to deploy higher level analytical skills
  • be able to demonstrate a familiarity with the literature and issues of the chosen research field


This subject will cover the following topics:

Dependent on field chosen


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.