HIST4102 Themes in History and Historiography

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in History [Bachelor of Arts (Honours)]
This unit consists of six seminar modules, which are linked by a common historical theme, rather than by region or time period. It is taught by one or more academic staff from the discipline of History with expertise in European, Australian, Asian, American or African history, and requires students to analyse relevant primary and secondary texts and to research and write an original essay related to the themes of the unit.
Students are able to (1) develop a critical understanding of important themes and topics in the study of history and historiography; (2) develop an understanding of differing concepts of and approaches to a particular historical theme or subject; and (3) improve comprehension of these differing concepts and approaches, and to augment their original research skills in the field of history.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar participation; (2) a seminar presentation; and (3) a research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Jacqueline Van Gent
Unit rules
a major in History to an adequate standard
Contact hours
Seminar - 2 hrs per week
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.