Practising History

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Practising History

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 200-level HIST or ARTH points

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    An introduction to historical research, methodology, and local archives.

    Practising History is designed to develop applied research skills, foster knowledge of local archives, and help develop a critical understanding of the historical research method. Students learn to master the stages of the research process from finding a topic, constructing research questions, planning and designing a methodology, to presenting evidence, and writing up findings. The course evaluates key debates in historical research related to issues such as ethics, visual history, as well as the impact of the digital age on research methodologies.

    Learning Outcomes
    Students will:
    -Gain a demonstrated ability to research and report on an in-depth historical investigation
    -Develop familiarity with historical research methodology, including knowledge of archives, photographs and digital sources

    Textbooks
    Course materials will be made available electronically.

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