Reflecting on Histories and Historians: Capstone - ARTS3270

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of Humanities and Languages

Course Outline: School of Humanities & Languages

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 2

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 72uoc overall, including ARTS1270 and enrolment in a History major or minor

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Subject Area: History

The Capstone Course draws together all students majoring in History into a weekly seminar designed to bring coherence to previous study of History by reflecting on the fundamental principles of the discipline and ethical responsibility in the practice of History. Readings, discussion and fieldwork are focused on developing appreciation of the importance of historical knowledge for understanding our contemporary world. Students will practice applying principles of the discipline to the various ways in which "history" is presented to the general public through film, documentary, historical fiction, newspaper reporting, political speeches, school curricula and museum exhibitions. A class exercise will examine how specific discipline and generic attributes might be embedded in a curriculum vitae. Students will showcase their individual research projects in presentations in conference format.


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