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HIST452 Rethinking History

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.

Paper title Rethinking History
Paper code HIST452
Subject History
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,206.91
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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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

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 10:00-12:50 9-14, 18-22