Making History Capstone Unit

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Macquarie University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Making History is an online unit provided by Macquarie University and Open Universities Australia which aims to consolidate all you have learned throughout your undergraduate degree.

The unit consists of a large-scale historiographical research project which must engage and reflect on the nature, boundaries and purpose of history since the 19th century. Potential topics include empiricism, universal histories, truth, objectivity, gender, post-colonialism and post-modernism.

During your project work, you will gain valuable skills for future historical study and reflect on the nature of the subject and its ethical implications. You will also deepen your understanding of historiography and the way it shapes historical writing.

Eligibility

You should have studied history/politics at level 1 and 2 before starting this unit. It is recommended that you also complete one other level 3 history unit. This is a capstone unit and must be the last unit taken.

Areas of study

In the Making History unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Biography as history?
  • History and fiction
  • Empiricism in history
  • New history?
  • Post-modernism
  • The 'cultural turn'
  • Marxist history and class
  • Post-colonial history
  • Gender and history
  • The 'spatial turn' and environmental history
  • 'The emotional turn' and psychoanalysis in history
  • Global, world and transnational history

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Macquarie University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Making History will give you essential skills for pursuing further historical study, by grounding all you have learned in central historiographical concepts. In particular, it lays the theoretical foundations for those wishing to teach history in the future. By consolidating your previous historical study through the analysis of complex theoretical ideas, your critical understanding of the subject will deepen considerably.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Making History from Macquarie University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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