HIST4105 Topics in Medieval and Early Modern European History

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, each of which examines advanced topics and themes in medieval and early modern European history. It is taught by one or more academic staff from the discipline of History with expertise in this field and requires students to analyse relevant primary and secondary texts and to research and write an original essay related to the topics and themes covered by the unit.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a critical understanding of important themes and topics in medieval and early modern European history; (2) demonstrate an understanding of differing concepts of and approaches to this history; and (3) demonstrate improved comprehension of these differing concepts and approaches and their original research skills in the field.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) seminar participation; (2) two short seminar papers; and (3) a research essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Susan Broomhall
Unit rules
a major in History to an adequate standard. Students who have satisfied the requirements for entry to Honours in Medieval and Early Modern Studies are also eligible to enrol in this unit.
Contact hours
Seminar - 2 hrs per week
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