HINQ501 Researching and Applying History

Updated: 18 February 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.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
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.