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HST4021H

HST4021H   ADVANCED HISTORICAL METHODS AND APPROACHES

Class number 4370

NQF credits: 24 at HEQSF level 8

Course conveners: Dr Bodhisattva Kar

Course entry requirements: Acceptance for an Honours programme.

Course outline: This is a year-long seminar course compulsory for all Honours students in the Department of Historical Studies. It asks the students to engage some of the key conceptual and methodological issues concerning the nature of the historical discipline and its modes of writing and enquiry. This course not only discusses the major formative moments in the life of the modern historical discipline, but also engages the various critiques of historical knowledge and the reconfiguring effects they have had on the discipline. It introduces the students to the emergent fields of historical enquiry and reflects on the complex relationship between the academic discipline and its several popular and public variants.

DP requirements: Attendance at all seminars and completion of all written work.

Assessment: 5 Response papers (50%); Research proposal (15%); Course essay (35%).