AIH350 - History From Here

Unit details


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Jonathan Ritchie


Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - on-campus unit enrolment:

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Educator-facilitated (scheduled) learning activities - online unit enrolment:

1 x 2-hour online seminar per week


What is distinctive and what is more widely shared in historical work undertaken in Australia in the 21st century?

This unit considers the significance of particular regional attributes for historians, including Australia’s location in the South Pacific and its proximity to Asia; the history of regional colonisation and decolonisation; and the ways in which grand interpretive themes such as development, modernisation and the Cold War have played out in southern settings.

Students will embark on intellectual and practical exercises in the history of Australia’s region, with greater exploration of what it means to be undertaking ‘history from here’, from a contemporary Australia with its own distinctive histories. This also involves seeing the world from perspectives such as the ‘South’ or viewing Asia as ‘method’ and asking what it means to ‘decolonise the curriculum’.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1 Demonstrate understanding of Australia's history in relation to its region through completion of assessment tasks throughout the trimester

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO2 Demonstrate understanding of key concepts, themes, and moments in the history of our region through undertaking independent research using a wide range of sources

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO6: Self-management

ULO3 Demonstrate capacity to generate clearly articulated and coherently structured written work that meets the conventions of historical writing

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

ULO4 Demonstrate skills in critical analysis, deep research and synthesising arguments based on solid evidence

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO7: Teamwork


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1: Essay 1000 words or equivalent 25% Information not yet available
Assessment 2: Essay 1000 words or equivalent 25% Information not yet available
Assessment 3: Essay 2000 words or equivalent 50% Information not yet available

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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