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HIS3004 Approaches To History

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities and Communication


Pre-requisite: Any first year History course plus one other in History or International Relations

Other requisites

Students who have successfully completed HIS2004 Approaches to History cannot enrol in this course.
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
This course should be completed during the student's last year in the program.


This course provides an introduction to the development of historical writing and current debates in the philosophy and methodology of the discipline of History. The course is divided into two parts. The first part surveys the evolution of the discipline of History from the ancient world to the present. The second part focuses on the methodological issues of objectivity/subjectivity, positivism/relativism, and postmodernism. Each section emphasises the interrelationship between the transmission and control of ideas, and the structure of society. An important theme in each part is the nature of ideology and hegemony.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2012 External