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This subject will explore a particular theme in history through in depth reading, discussion, and research. It is aimed at enriching the Honours experience through making available to students a thematically focused subject to be taught by staff with research experience in a particular area of study. The precise field of enquiry will vary in accordance with available teaching staff, but will be advertised well in advance of the enrolment period. The subject is designed to leverage skills developed in the historiography subjects of Semester 1, enabling students both to reflect on and to practise those skills in a particular area of history.
This subject is only for students who have been admitted to the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced), or fourth-year honours in History.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this subject should be able to:
- undertake a critical reading of different forms of historical literature;
- demonstrate textual and contextual skills of historical evaluation;
- navigate a specific field of historical scholarship, including its principal schools of interpretation.
Students who successfully complete this subject should:
- demonstrate research skills through competent use of the library and other information sources;
- show critical thinking and analysis through recommended reading and essay writing;
- demonstrate time management and planning through managing and organising workloads;
- demonstrate written communication through essay preparation and writing;
- demonstrate verbal communication through participation in seminar discussions.
Last updated: 17 November 2023