Handbook

History

Year and Campus: 2015
Overview:

The History curriculum offers students the opportunity to understand the worlds of the past, to reflect on the making of the present, and to develop the capacities to locate information, analyse evidence, think critically, and communicate effectively. The discipline offers both great range and detailed attention to particular places, times, and themes. Courses extend from the medieval world to the great empires to our most immediate past; all offerings reflect the latest developments in historical research and vocational practice.

Learning Outcomes:

Students who complete this major will:

  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of more than one period or culture of the past;
  • Locate, identify, analyse and contextualise materials that provide insight into the past;
  • Display a critical understanding of a variety of conceptual approaches to interpreting the past;
  • Undertake research on a defined topic according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline;
  • Demonstrate a high level of clarity and fluency in communication and collaboration, including oral and written presentation of evidence-based narratives and effective work in small groups;
  • Understand how historians relate to their own environment, including how they seek to shape it;
  • Reflect critically on the knowledge and skills developed in the study of history, and on how these might be applied to scholarship, employment and citizenship;
  • Locate and assess national and international debates in historical studies;
  • Understand the development of the discipline of History, its past and present.

Structure & Available Subjects:

Major

The BA major comprises eight subjects from the lists below:

Level 1

Level 2

  • 37.5 points of level 2 subjects

Level 3

  • 37.5 points of level 3 subjects, including the compulsory capstone subject HIST30060 Making History.

Total 100 points


Minor

The BA minor comprises six subjects from the lists below:

Level 1

Level 2

  • 25 points of level 2 subjects

Level 3

  • 25 points of level 3 subjects

Total 75 points

Subject Options:

Level 1

One Arts Foundation Subject and one of the following:

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50

Level 2

37.5 points of the following:

Level 3

25 points of the following as well as the compulsory capstone subject below:

Level 3 Capstone

The capstone is compulsory for students completing a major in History. The capstone in not available in the minor or as breadth studies.

Subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 2
12.50
Links to further information: http://history.unimelb.edu.au/
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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