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Key facts

UNE unit code: HINQ100

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Start
  • Trimester 1 - On Campus
  • Trimester 1 - 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 deals with the origins, current state, and future of history as one of the oldest academic and popular disciplines. Students will study the 'history of history', examining the foundations of history in the ancient world; the development of medieval and early-modern conceptions of history; and history in its many modern forms. The unit also considers non-Western conceptions of history, and explores some of the key questions and debates over the nature of history itself. These include questions over history as an empirical discipline or social science; history as a narrative of progress; history as fiction; history as national epic; history as class struggle; history as the lives of great men; and the 'end' of history.

Offerings

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Teaching period

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Mode/location
Trimester 1On Campus, Armidale Campus
Trimester 1Online

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

There are no requisites for this unit.

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. understand and display detailed knowledge of the development of history as a popular and academic discipline;
  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 and historiographical works;
  4. write and present well-constructed, properly-referenced historical prose;
  5. reflect upon their own understanding and engagement with the nature of historical knowledge; and
  6. conduct research appropriate to studying history at first 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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