History Directed Study

Course code HIST6000
Not available in 2015


A course of directed study in selected history topics based on the national curriculum for history for graduate coursework students. The range of topics will vary according to availability of staff but will concern issues in Australian, American, Asian, European or World history from medieval to modern times.


Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. recognise key issues in a selected range of topics based on the national curriculum for history studied at graduate level;

2. evaluate historiographical problems relating to selected historical themes;

3. develop research and writing skills appropriate to graduate students of history;

4. develop skills of critical thinking and analysis appropriate to history.


Topics to be covered will vary depending on staff availability but may include: Australian history, 19th and 20th century; American history, before and after Civil War; European, including British history, from medieval to modern times; Asian history; world history; historiography and methodology for graduate students of history; research project or major essay in history; heritage studies and public history.

Assumed Knowledge

Undergraduate degree in Arts, Social Science, Teaching or related field.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Contact Hours

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Face to face students - weekly two-hour seminar. Distance students - Online Learning activities for the equivalent of 2 hours per week for the full term. The course may include an optional residential school.