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UNE unit code: HINQ201

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Start
  • Trimester 2 - On Campus
  • Trimester 2 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
Intensive Schools

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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit is an exploration of the different forms history takes and the ways history is applied in different fields (such as journalism, photography, filmmaking, archaeology or geography), in today's world. The unit gives students a sense of the various fields and professions into which an academic historical education can take them, and the value of various skills learned in studying at this level. Students learn to locate, 'read' and employ historical sources beyond the traditional and textual (e.g. movies, television, photographs, maps, political cartoons, music) and are introduced to cross-disciplinary interpretations that can enrich our historical understanding.
Combined units
Combined Units

Combined units have the same content but can be studied at different levels.

Offerings

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 2On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 2Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite is a unit that you must pass before you will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent unit. Most pre-requisite units will contain foundation knowledge which is essential for success in later units. Read more.

HINQ100 and HINQ101 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Restrictions
Restrictions

A restriction describes a unit that you have already successfully completed, which is considered the equivalent to another unit that you are attempting to enrol in. Depending on the units you have completed previously, you may be exempt from completing subsequent restricted units. Read more.

HINQ501

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Nathan WiseAssociate Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate broad and detailed knowledge of the professional, political, social, commercial and cultural uses of history and historical scholarship in today's world;
  2. apply knowledge of the various forms/styles that history takes;
  3. apply an understanding of the nature of historical debates and arguments;
  4. with initiative and judgement, write and present evidence-based historical analysis, according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills to conduct research appropriate to studying history at second year tertiary level.

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At UNE we know it takes more than just being online to be a great online university. It takes time and experience. We pioneered distance education for working adults back in the 1950s, so we’ve been doing this longer than any other Australian university.

We understand the challenges faced by busy adults studying at home. We know that a vital part of online study is your engagement with the learning community. Communication with your classmates, teaching staff and university support staff will enhance your study experience and ensure that your skills extend beyond the subject matter. UNE’s teaching staff are experts in their field which is why UNE consistently receives five stars from students for teaching quality, support and overall experience.*

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