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The Historian's Craft HTA398



This is a cornerstone unit, designed to prepare students for the multiple ways in which they might apply their History studies in the future. The unit analyses the many ways to make History, including in universities, schools, and in public arenas such as the media and museums. When examining these varieties of history, students will have the opportunity to study the histories of different periods and places. The discipline of History is not merely the study of the past; it is also the interpretation of the past in the present, and this unit pays close attention to the ways in which debate, consensus, disagreement, and revisionism all combine to ensure that History is never a dead study of a dead past but is, rather, an organic discipline constantly changing in light of current interests and issues. Assessment in this unit will enable students to apply their historical knowledge in a range of contexts, not confined to the essay format.


Unit name The Historian's Craft
Unit code HTA398
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Dr Nicki Tarulevicz

Teaching staff

Dr Nicki Tarulevicz and other staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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25 points at introductory level in History


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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:


Teaching Pattern

One 2-hour seminar and one workshop per week plus online activities


Class participation and 500-word discussion-board postings (15%); 750-word public history or History teaching report (15%); group project, including oral presentation and 1,250-word written report (25%); and 2,500-word written assignment (45%).

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