HIST310 Being Bad: Sinners, Crooks, Deviants and Psychos

Updated: 13 November 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or CRIM or HINQ or HIST or RELS or SOCY or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions None
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Matthew Allen (mallen28@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit will examine the development of our attitudes and approaches to law and order through a study of some of the most infamous crimes and criminals in the British world between 1700 and 1900. A series of case studies ranging broadly over space and time, will be considered from both historical and criminological perspectives. This will reveal both changing patterns of deviance and criminal behaviour and the evolving efforts to regulate and prevent it. Students will learn how to find, use and evaluate evidence about crime and use it to understand the development of modern society.

Materials No text required
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% 500
Assessment Notes

Online students must post at least 500 words to the discussion forums. On-campus students must attend 75% of the tutorials. In class participation will be assessed.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 5% 500
Assessment Notes

Students must select a question and explain how they are planning to research it.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 3 20% 1000
Assessment Notes

Students must submit an essay plan and annotated bibliography.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 4 5% 250
Assessment Notes

Students must respond to the feedback on their Essay Plans

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 5 60% 3000
Assessment Notes

Essay

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of important moments and individuals in the history of crime;
  2. apply well developed cognitive and communication skills to explain why case-studies are useful and important in the social sciences;
  3. demonstrate autonomy and well-developed judgement in finding, evaluating and synthesising evidence effectively; and
  4. apply initiative and judgment in the writing and presentation of evidence-based historical analysis, according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.