History Research Essay
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.
|Objectives||On 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.|
|Content||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.|
|Replacing Course(s)||Not applicable|
|Assumed Knowledge||Undergraduate degree in Arts, Social Science, Teaching or related field.|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based|
|Teaching Methods||Self Directed Learning|
|Essays / Written Assignments||Assignment 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 Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|