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History – School of History and Classics

To understand the present and to imagine the future it is necessary to study the past. The History program aims both to impart knowledge and stimulate enquiry about the human past, and to develop, by means of historical study, a range of valuable skills and qualities of mind which have general application. History provides an important bridge between the Humanities and Social Sciences, and can be a valuable complement to studies in other faculties, especially Law and Commerce. History also provides opportunities for specialisation in area studies: Australian, European, American, African or Asian.

History is offered on both the Hobart and Launceston campuses. History 1 is available at Burnie through the North-West Centre, and a full History major is available through distance education. In addition, some Hobart and Launceston units are available by cross-campus delivery. This means that a unit taught on one campus is made available on the other through a combination of video-link, tape-recordings, written material and face-to-face instruction.

The tables below list what is available in 2003 in Hobart, Launceston, the North-West Centre and through distance education. It is not a full list of electives, many of which are available every second year.

Hobart

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
History 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 North-West Centre: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link] Distance education: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25%     HTA101, HTA102, HTA103, HTA104, HTA105, HTA106 HTA100
History 1A Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 North-West Centre: semester 1 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 1 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA103
History 1B Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 North-West Centre: semester 2 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 2 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA104
Students must complete 25% of level 100 History in order to progress to level 200/300 units as part of a major in history.
Levels 200/300
Semester 1
Europe at War 1914–1945 Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 History     HTA211/311
Van Diemen’s Land 1642–1850 Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 History     HTA229/329
War and Peace in the Pacific Launceston: semester 1 Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link] 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HMA250/350 HTA255/355
Semester 2
Gender in European Thought Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HAF203/303 HTA205/305
Australia from 1918 to 1975 Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HTA240/340 HTA207/307
Cold War Europe, 1945–1989 Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History or Political Science     HTA210/310
Independence and Revolution in Modern Asia Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HTA221/321 HTA224/324
Full year
The Early Middle Ages: From Rome to the Millennium AD 410–1000 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% 25% at level 100 History     HTA201/301
Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% 25% at level 100 History     HTA202/302
Special Topic in History Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% at least 25% at level 200 History at least 25% at level 300 History   HTA399

Launceston

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
History 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 North-West Centre: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link] Distance education: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25%     HTA101, HTA102, HTA103, HTA104, HTA105, HTA106 HTA100
History 1A Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 North-West Centre: semester 1 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 1 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA103
History 1B Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 North-West Centre: semester 2 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 2 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA104
Students must complete 25% of level 100 History in order to progress to level 200/300 units as part of a major in History.
Levels 200/300
Semester 1
Australia from 1918 to 1975 Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HTA240/340 HTA207/307
Race and Politics in Southern African History Launceston: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 History or equiv     HTA253/353
War and Peace in the Pacific Launceston: semester 1 Hobart: semester 1 [by video-link] 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HMA250/350 HTA255/355
Semester 2
USA: The Nation from 1789 Launceston: semester 2 Distance education: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History or equiv   HTA241/341 HTA243/343
Revolutions of the Mind Launceston: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History     HTA245/345
History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America Distance education: semester 1 Launceston: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HAB254/354 HTA275/375
Full year
Special Topic in History Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25% at least 25% at level 200 History at least 25% at level 300 History   HTA399

North-West Centre

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
History 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 North-West Centre: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link] Distance education: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25%     HTA101, HTA102, HTA103, HTA104, HTA105, HTA106 HTA100
History 1A Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 North-West Centre: semester 1 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 1 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA103
History 1B Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 North-West Centre: semester 2 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 2 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA104

Distance Education

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Level 100
History 1 Hobart: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 Launceston: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 North-West Centre: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 [by video-link] Distance education: (full-year) ie semesters 1 & 2 25%     HTA101, HTA102, HTA103, HTA104, HTA105, HTA106 HTA100
History 1A Hobart: semester 1 Launceston: semester 1 North-West Centre: semester 1 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 1 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA103
History 1B Hobart: semester 2 Launceston: semester 2 North-West Centre: semester 2 [by video-link] Distance education: semester 2 12.5%     HTA100, HTA101, HTA102, HTA106 HTA104
Level 200/300
Semester 1
Australian History 1788–1990s Distance education: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HTA204/304, HTA206/306, HTA207/307; students who have completed the Australian History module of History 1 may not submit for assessment work on the colonial period HTA240/340
History of the Indigenous Peoples of North America Distance education: semester 1 Launceston: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History   HAB254/354 HTA275/375
Atlantic Worlds, 1450–1807 Distance education: semester 1 12.5% 25% at level 100 History or equiv     HTA249/349
Semester 2
Europe in an Age of Crisis 1560–1640 Distance education: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History     HTA209/309
History and Heritage Distance education: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History     HTA290/390
USA: The Nation from 1789 Launceston: semester 2 Distance education: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 History or equiv   HTA241/341 HTA243/343

Cross-listed units

The prerequisite for all units in the schedule below is 25% in level 100 History.

The following units may be counted towards a major in History, to a maximum weight of 25%:

Unit title campus offered weight prereq coreq m.excl enrol code
Bass Strait Islanders Launceston: semester 2 Distance education: semester 2 12.5% 25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies   HAB204/304 HAB209/309
Monuments of Rome: Image and Ideology not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations     HTC207/307
Roman Empire: Tiberius to Hadrian Hobart: semester 1 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC202/302
Roman Imperial Society Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC203/303
Roman Republic 133–31 BC not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations     HTC201/301
The Pursuit of Empire: Philip, Alexander and Rome not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv     HTC200/300
Uncovering the Past Hobart: semester 2 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations or equiv   HTC208/308 HTC204/304
Women in Greek and Roman Antiquity not offered in 2003 12.5% 25% in level 100 Ancient Civilisations   HAF221/321 HTC221/321
A major in History

Level 100 History: students may study either HTA100, or semester by semester, in which case the appropriate codes are HTA103 and HTA104. The units seek to introduce the discipline through a study of key themes in the making of the modern world.

Levels 200 and 300: students choose from a schedule of units ranging from the end of antiquity to the present, and from Australia to Europe, Asia, America and Africa.

A major sequence in History consists of 25% of level 100 units plus 75% of level 200/300 units – a total of 100%. At least 25% of units must be from level 300. History units are either 25% (full year) or 12.5% (semester-length). Students fill out (or build on) their History major by taking additional units at 200 or 300 level.

Students may include any of the Classics history units as part of a History major (up to 25%). Students wishing to pursue a History major, especially if intending to proceed to honours, are encouraged to study at least one year of a foreign language.

To cater for part-time students and to counteract timetabling difficulties, most teachers are willing to make tapes of their lectures available to the Library and to arrange a tutorial in the late afternoon or early evening.

Honours

History students with the requisite grades are encouraged to undertake an honours degree.

Students who commenced the major before 2001

Students who began their degree before 2001 and who wish to complete a major in History are reminded that a major consists of sequential study in one discipline with a total HECS weighting of 100% as detailed above.

Postgraduate

The School offers a Graduate Diploma in Humanities in History and welcomes enquiries from students wishing to undertake research MA and PhD work in any of the fields in which the School has expertise.

Note: the following books will be useful for students at all stages:

[p/b] Tosh J, The Pursuit of History, Longman

[p/b] Kinder H and Hilgemann W, The Penguin Atlas of World History, 2 vols, Penguin.


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