HYM5120 - Reading and Writing Australian History
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Clayton First semester 2008 (Day)
As for HYM4120
Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
- Demonstrate their ability to examine issues of historiography and method through a critical reading of selected Australian historians.
- Analyse some of the key elements of historical prose, such as story-telling, beginnings and endings, transitions, scene-setting, characterisation, placing oneself in the text, addressing different readerships, documentation and the onus of proof, irony and indirection, the use of different voices and tropes, formal and colloquial prose.
- Demonstrate a high level of development of practical skills in reading and writing historical prose.
Essays and writing exercises (9000 words): 100%
2 hour seminar per week