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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Education

Pre-requisites

288 credit points in any SCU course.

Unit aim

This unit provides interdisciplinary studies of the past that help to situate the present and imagine the future. It develops key concepts and skills in historiography through chronologies of matter, life, mind, culture, meaning and technology. The unit encourages critical and creative approaches to global challenges through engagement with local contexts. Key frameworks include Big History, Deep History and Evolutionary Psychology.

 

Unit content

  • History & Knowledge
  • History & Time
  • History & Matter
  • History & Life
  • History & Mind
  • History & Culture
  • History & Meaning
  • History & Technology
  • The Future of History

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.

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.