Not available in 2012
Previously offered in 2013
This is a final capstone compulsory course for the History major within the Bachelor of Arts program. It will allow students the exciting opportunity to develop their own research project within a small group, advised closely by a staff member. It will allow students to extend their knowledge of a specific topic, and engage in an in depth research and writing exercise. The course will begin with introductory sessions, and will then break down into strands where students can focus on their own area of interest. Strands will vary according to staff availability, but there will be a range of choices which may include medieval and early modern history; modern European history; American History; Australian history and transnational history.
This course is compulsory for History majors within the Bachelor of Arts program; others who are studying History are also welcome.
By the end of the course students will be able to:
• Outline key historical debates around a specific topic of choice.
• Find and collate primary source and/or archival material on their topic of choice
• Integrate primary and secondary writing into a research paper
• Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments including those of diverse cultural assumptions
• Demonstrate advanced writing and information literacy skills relevant to history.
• Develop the ability to communicate orally at an advanced undergraduate level in a small discussion group.
This course will begin with an introduction to advanced research skills in History, focusing on on-line databases and primary source material. Students will then choose to join a smaller group, led by an academic, and focused around a specific topic. These topics or strands may focus on aspects of national histories such as those of the United States or Australia; on historical periods including the Early Modern or a decade such as the 1960s; on issues in History such as sexuality or international relations or on the nature of history itself, through historiographical studies. Within these strands, students will develop their own research topics.
20 units in History
Within the Bachelor of Arts program, the assumed knowledge for this course is the successful completion of HIST1001 and HIST2002.
Modes of Delivery
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Self Directed Learning
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 10 weeks
Workshop: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks