History is a vast and endlessly fascinating subject of study that has many areas of specialisation. This unit will focus on a particular period, place, and/or historical theme. In doing so you will develop a deep critical engagement with key sources, issues and debates within a field of history.
In 2023 the unit’s focus is Cold War Europe, 1945–1991.
|Unit name||History in Focus|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Gavin Daly|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of continuity and change in a particular period, place, and/or historical theme.
- Demonstrate a sophisticated ability to examine historical sources and issues according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the History discipline.
- Construct evidence-based arguments or narratives in audio, digital, oral, visual or written form.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
Prerequisites25 credit points at Introductory level or higher
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HTA210 or HTA310
|Assessment||Take-home exam (30%)|Tutorial discussion participation (10%)|Source analysis (15%)|Research essay (45%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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