Units of Study

HSTY2691 - Writing History

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nicholas Alfred Eckstein

Description

How do we write history? How and why do our approaches to events, lives, and ideas differ from those taken by historians in the past? What is the relationship between historical scholarship and society? To answer these questions, we will examine History's history, social theories (e.g. Marxism, feminism, structuralism, post-structuralism), various historical methods, and processes of historical research and publication. Far from dry discussion, this lively unit focuses on debates that fire up historians, past and present.

Assessments

1x2000wd journal review (30%) and 1x1000wd reflective essay (30%) and 1x3000wd diary (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)

Classes

1x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies

Prohibitions

HSTY2901, ANHS2691

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