Units of Study

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2017 Units of Study

HSTY4011 - History Honours A

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 12

Coordinator: Kirsten McKenzie


The Honours program in History consists of:
1. a thesis under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.

The thesis should be of 18,000-20,000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6,000-8,000 words of written work or its equivalent.

The thesis is worth 60% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 20%.

Honours seminars are only offered in Semester 1. Students must begin their program in the March semester and mid-year entry to History Honurs is not permitted.

The following seminars are on offer in 2011:

Beyond Orientalism (Prof Helen Dunstan)
Victorian Culture (Dr Frances Clarke)
Southern Crossings (Dr Kirsten McKenzie)
History in Tourism, Tourism in History (Mr Richard White)
Ways of Seeing the Italian Renaissance (Dr John Gagné)
Monuments (Prof Robert Aldrich)
Worlds of Medieval Women (Dr Julie Smith)
Place and Meaning in the Past (Dr Lyn Olson)
Science, Race and History (Prof Warwick Anderson)
Writing Global Histories (Prof Alison Bashford)


a thesis of 18000-20000 words and 6000-8000 words of written work of written work or its equivalent for each seminar


2x2-hr seminars/week in Semester 1


48 senior credit points of History (up to 18 credit points of which may be cross-listed), including HSTY2691, with an average mark in those units of study of credit or better. Students who do not meet this requirement, however, may apply to the Honours Coordinator for a waiver to permit their entry into the honours program.

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