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An analysis of a particular historiographical area of the student’s choosing and its problems. To be presented in the form of a scholarly article.

A historiographical project of the student's own choice (subject to the availability of adequate secondary sources and supervision). The project will be undertaken largely independently, will assess the historiography relating to a specific topic, and will be presented in the form of a scholarly article. Each student is individually supervised.

Paper title Special Study
Paper code HIST481
Subject History
EFTS 0.1667
Points 20 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,142.40
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,661.93

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Pre or Corequisite
48 300-level HIST points
Limited to
BA(Hons), PGDipArts
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
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Teaching staff

Associate Professor John Stenhouse

Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking.
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Learning Outcomes
Students will:
  • Gain proficiency in written and oral communication skills
  • Cultivate critical thinking, verbal communication and writing skills

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system