SPECIAL NOTE: All Level 300 History students are encouraged to study this unit, especially those considering Honours study in History.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This special 300-level unit addresses the most critical of all historical questions: what is historical evidence, what different forms can historical evidence take, how can and should the different forms of evidence be used, and what are the historical questions they can and cannot help us answer. The unit explores a special theme (which may vary from year to year) and students examine a range of different kinds of evidence in relation to it - e.g. written sources, statistics, images, artefacts and archaeological traces. The unit examines both theoretical and methodological issues. The theme will be addressed, and the varieties of evidence examined, by reference to four fields of specialisation: Australian, Asian, modern European, and medieval European history. The unit is designed both to consolidate and build on the knowledge and skills built up in the History major and to form a bridge to future uses of History such as Honours.
ASSESSMENT: Class participation (10%), 500-word discussion-board postings (10%), 750-word bibliographical exercise (15%), group project, including oral presentation and 1,250-word written report (20%); 2,500-word essay (45%).
TEACHING PATTERN: one 2-hour seminar per week; and one 1-day conference.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.