Units of Study

HSTY2691 - Writing History

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Chin Jou


This unit introduces students to the practices and problems of historical inquiry. It surveys the most recent historiographical debates, and the social (and historical) contexts shaping contemporary discussions, and arguments, about history. Students will learn about the history of History, the place of theory in the discipline, and the practical aspects of writing history. Students also become familiar with the research and writing of members of the Department. This unit is recommended for students who are majoring in History, and is a requirement for entry into Honours in History.


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


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


12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History




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