HINQ501 Researching and Applying History

Updated: 14 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HINQ201
Notes None
Combined Units HINQ201 - Researching and Applying History
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


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, Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Essay 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Essay 50% 3000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Online Discussion Board 10% 1000
Assessment Notes

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

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate high level research skills and the ability to write analytically and coherently;
  2. select, evaluate and synthesise ideas from primary and other sources;
  3. apply a high level understanding of the nature of historical debates and arguments;
  4. demonstrate an in-depth comprehension of methodological, theoretical and philosophical issues; and
  5. display high level skills in independent evaluation and sustained argument.