HIST595 Understanding HistoryUpdated: 02 September 2019
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Coordinator(s)||Francois Soyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unit explores some methodological, philosophical and theoretical issues involved in the research and presentation of histories, and introduces postgraduate students to independent historical research. What is it that historians do? What is the nature of historical knowledge? What is the relationship between 'fact' and 'interpretation'? What role do values play in the research and writing of history? The unit is designed as a preparation unit for students contemplating independent research projects and it examines issues and questions relevant to all students studying history at the postgraduate level.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. 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.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: