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HST411 Theory and Method of History (16)

Abstract

This is a study of the nature of historical enquiry and the writing of history. The subject aims to prepare students to undertake independent historical research.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HST411
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment restrictions

Available only to BA (Hons) students.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to demonstrate an understanding of the nature of historical enquiry and the writing of history
- be able to undertake independent historical research.

Syllabus

The subject will cover the following topics:
- The history of history - History, science and morality - Historians and their facts - Sources and discourses - Causation in history - Society and the individual - Knowledge and power - Objectivity and its limits - Varieties of history - Conclusion: what is history now?

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 13 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.