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HSTY6987 - Writing the Past
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: History
Offered session(s): 1
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof R Waterhouse

Classes: 2 hours per wk

Assessment: 4,000 word essay: 90%; class participation: 10%

This unit offers students an introduction to the way in which historians have constructed their stories about the past. The course sets key texts in historical theory in the context of historical practice. The course traverses different historical fields, including cultural, social and intellectual history. It considers the impact of different ideologies and different social perspectives, including liberalism, Marxism, post-structuralism, gender and post-colonial theory. It examines how history has been shaped by interaction with other disciplines including anthropology and archaeology.
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