Directed Reading and Research

Course code HIST3001Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

A student may approach a member of the History discipline and ask him/her to supervise a directed reading and research project of their own making. Under the supervision of that member of the History discipline, that student is responsible for devising an appropriate reading list, which has to be approved by the discipline supervisor. Regular meetings with the supervisor are required. The student must also seek the approval of the Head of Discipline to enrol in HIST3001, and must have the approval of a member of the discipline willing to supervise the Directed Reading and Research topic.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesThis course aims to:
provide students with a broad understanding of the major developments in history from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century;
introduce students to various historical debates;
familiarise students with primary source material;
encourage students to develop good research and writing skills, with a particular focus on how to write a research piece.
ContentThe course content is to be determined by the student in consultation with the course supervisor.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNone
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIndividual Supervision
Assessment Items
Examination: ClassA test (written or oral), as specified in the course guide, 20-40%
Essays / Written AssignmentsOne to three written assignments, which might include minor or major essays, book reviews, bibliographies, or other similar exercises, totaling 4,000-6,000 words, or 50-70%
Group/tutorial participation and contributionA mark for participation, preparation and involvement, worth 10-20%
Other: (please specify)Specific instructions about the weighting, timing and word limits of all assessment tasks will be determined between the student and the supervisor.
Contact HoursIndividual Supervision: for 12 hour(s) per Term for Full Term