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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

288 credit points in any SCU course.

Unit aim

What does the discovery of a fossilised pinkie bone in southern Siberia have to do with an earthworm in the Amazon and a dairy farmer in Nimbin? Web of History offers a chronological and conceptual journey through pre-history, ancient history and modern history to situate the present and imagine the future. The unit explores critical concepts in historiography including sources, scale, significance, change, continuity, context, contestability and consilience. Web of History draws on new perspectives in Big History, Deep History and Evolutionary Psychology to encourage explorations across disciplinary boundaries and experimentations with the scale of space and time. Designed with a common core and room for individual interests, Web of History will appeal to learners from a range of disciplinary backgrounds with an interest in big questions and past events.

Unit content

Phase 1: Inception

  • Orientation and Administration
  • Key Concepts, Skills and Processes in Historiography

Phase 2: Exploration

  • Prehistory I
  • Prehistory II
  • Ancient History I
  • Ancient History II
  • Modern History I
  • Modern History II

Phase 3: Experimentation

  • A Current Affair

Phase 4: Imagination

  • Back to the Future?

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Identify and apply key concepts, skills and processes in historiography.
2 Locate and demonstrate knowledge of historical events.
3 Creatively identify and represent connections between past, present and future events.
4 Critically analyse and evaluate connections between past, present and future events.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Identify and apply key concepts, skills and processes in historiography.
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  2. Locate and demonstrate knowledge of historical events.
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    • GA4:
  3. Creatively identify and represent connections between past, present and future events.
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    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  4. Critically analyse and evaluate connections between past, present and future events.
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    • GA4: