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UNE unit code: HINQ101

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Start
  • Trimester 2 - On Campus
  • Trimester 2 - Online
Campus
  • Armidale Campus
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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What constitutes an historical work and makes someone an historian? In this unit we tackle these and other questions concerning the discipline of historical inquiry. Behind every work of history there is a person with a determined interest and motivation in presenting an historical account of some aspect of the past and in interpreting it. As E. H. Carr argued in 'What is History (1961)', study the historian and the societies they have come from before studying the histories they have produced. As societies and cultures change so does the nature of history emerging from them. By exploring the changing nature of history and the work of selected 'historians', we will uncover the different ways in which they have approached the task of writing history, and the different formats they have used in presenting it.

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

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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

Notes

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Unit coordinator(s)

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Howard BrastedProfessor - 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. understand and display detailed knowledge of the social, political and biographical background to certain key works of history;
  2. understand and display knowledge of the various historiographical and theoretical underpinnings of history as a discipline;
  3. understand and interpret a variety of key historical works;
  4. write and present well-constructed, properly-referenced historical prose;
  5. reflect upon one's own understanding and engagement with the nature of historical knowledge; and
  6. conduct research appropriate to studying history at the first-year tertiary level.

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