|Short Description:||Approaches To History|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1|
|ASCED code :||090305 - History|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 April 2021|
Pre-requisite: Any first year History course plus one other in History or International Relations
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 methodological approaches of the discipline of History. The course is divided into two parts. The first part surveys the evolution of the discipline from the ancient world to the present. The second part focuses on issues of objectivity/subjectivity, positivism/relativism, the literary and cultural turns, particularly postcolonialism, and the use and abuse of history. Through the course assessment each section enables students to engage with the interrelationship of the transmission and control of ideas, and the structure of society. An important theme in each part is the nature of ideology and hegemony.