History Research Essay

Course code HIST6003Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

This course enable students to complete research under supervision on an historical project leading to a long essay or equivalent on a field of interest to the student. 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 available in 2015

ObjectivesOn completion of this course, students will be able to recognise key issues in a selected range of topics based on the national curriculum for history studied at graduate level; evaluate historiographical problems relating to selected historical themes; develop research and writing skills appropriate to graduate students of history; develop skills of critical thinking and analysis appropriate to history.
ContentTopics 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.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeUndergraduate degree in Arts, Social Science, Teaching or related field.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsSelf Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsAssignment 1: 10% (approx. 1,000 words)
Essay proposal indicating topic, methodology and sources to be used by student to complete the research project


Assignment 2: 90% (approx. 5,000 words)
Major essay or research project involving independent research and writing.
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term