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    An examination of recent shifts in the methods, theory and practice of historical writing and debates over the nature of history as a discipline.

    For honours students, 'Rethinking History' examines the history, theory and methods of modern approaches to the study of the past.

    About this paper

    Paper title Rethinking History
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,240.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    54 300-level HIST points
    May not be credited together with HIST405 passed in 2012 or 2013.

    Associate Professor John Stenhouse -

    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Associate Professor John Stenhouse

    Course materials will be made available electronically.
    Course outline

    Available via Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Information literacy.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will gain:

    • A broad understanding of history's disciplinary development
    • Appreciation of interdisciplinary influences on history
    • Ability to write about history at levels approaching professional standards
    • Ability to lead and participate in theoretical discussion at a high level


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 9-13, 15, 18-22
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