HST411 Theory and Method of History (16)
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.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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

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.
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?
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

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