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History

Specialisation (formal)Year: 2019

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Overview

Please be advised that this major does not accept applications for mid-year admission. Candidates can only commence in Semester 1.

This course consists of two main parts: the writing of a thesis that constitutes an original contribution to historical knowledge and participation in seminars that explore history as a craft and a profession, sampling a range of topics and approaches. The thesis is completed under the one-on-one supervision of an experienced academic and involves original research in primary sources and the development of skills in interpreting those sources in order to construct an argument that is then situated within the existing scholarship. The course develops marketable skills in research, critical analysis, written and oral communication, and argumentation.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) should provide:

  • an in-depth knowledge of selected topics and approaches in history;
  • an understanding of the concepts and principles that undergird historical research and argumentation;
  • development of skills involved in researching and writing an independent project that constitutes an original contribution to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of source analysis;
  • development of critical and analytical tools used in evaluating and using primary sources in the construction of historical interpretation;
  • development of knowledge and skills that will enable critical and informed participation in the community of historians, in society, and in the work force;
  • development of communication skills, both written and oral;
  • build skills as above that are useful in a range of occupations;
  • encourage a commitment to continuous learning; and
  • development of skills in gathering, organising, and processing large numbers of sources (‘data’).

Subject Options

Compulsory Subjects

37.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST40030 History for Historians
Semester 1
12.5
HIST40037 The Long History of Globalisation
Semester 2
12.5
HIST90023 The Writing of Australian History
Semester 1
12.5

Thesis Subject

50 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST40039 History Thesis Part 1
Semester 1
Semester 2
25
HIST40040 History Thesis Part 2
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Elective Subjects

12.5 points

Code Name Study period Credit Points
HIST40001 History 4A Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST40041 History Research Workshop Not available in 2019 12.5
HIST90026 History, Memory and Violence in Asia
Semester 2
12.5
HIST90027 Middle Eastern Wars: Jihad & Resistance
Semester 2
12.5
HIST90037 Russia and the World
Semester 1
12.5

Links

http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/shaps

Last updated: 4 October 2019