HINQ201 Researching and Applying History

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no UNE Supervised Examination.
Pre-requisites HINQ100 and HINQ101
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Nathan Wise (nwise@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit is an exploration of the different forms history takes and the ways history is applied in different fields (such as journalism, photography, filmmaking, archaeology or geography), in today's world. The unit gives students a sense of the various fields and professions into which an academic historical education can take them, and the value of various skills learned in studying at this level. Students learn to locate, 'read' and employ historical sources beyond the traditional and textual (e.g. movies, television, photographs, maps, political cartoons, music) and are introduced to cross-disciplinary interpretations that can enrich our historical understanding.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Doing History: Research and Writing in the Digital Age

ISBN: 9781133587880
Galgano, M.J., Arndt, J., Hyser, C. and Raymond, M., Cengage 2nd ed. 2012

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 10% 750
Assessment Notes

Five (5) exercises posted on the online discussion board.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Assessment 2 40% 1500
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Assessment 3 50% 2000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate broad and detailed knowledge of the professional, political, social, commercial and cultural uses of history and historical scholarship in today's world;
  2. apply knowledge of the various forms/styles that history takes;
  3. apply an understanding of the nature of historical debates and arguments;
  4. with initiative and judgement, write and present evidence-based historical analysis, according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills to conduct research appropriate to studying history at second year tertiary level.