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3077

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This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleMAppHist
CRICOS code075338J
Total credit points required72
Standard duration of study (years)1.5 years FT, 3 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3077
Contact details

Melva Renshaw Ph: +61 3 9905 4279 Email: Melva.Renshaw@monash.edu

Course coordinator

Dr Seamus O'Hanlon

Notes

  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Off-campus mode is available for the Master of Applied History (Public History) only. Off campus students should note that some elective units may be taught only in on-campus mode. Units that are available in off-campus (distance) mode are asterisked.

Description

NOTE: This course has had one or more changes made to it since publication on 1 October 2011. For details of change/s, please consult the change register at http://www.monash.edu.au/pubs/2012handbooks/2012-change-register.html.

This degree offers a vocational program for historians and related professionals. Students will choose specialisation units that focus on one of three areas of strength in History at Monash: public history, oral history, and holocaust and genocide studies. Graduates may go on to work in the fields of commissioned history, heritage conservation and management, oral history, community history, museums, genocide studies and human rights, and related areas. The program has excellent links with professional historians working in these fields. The applied history program draws on teaching strengths across the faculty, and students have a number of opportunities to build professional networks through assessment tasks, including a public history placement.

Outcomes

Students successfully completing this course will have:

  • a sound knowledge of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a critical appreciation of the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • advanced analytical skills
  • a grasp of research methodology and ethics, and an ability to undertake a small, independent research project in one of the disciplines represented in the program.

Structure

This course consists of 24 points of specialisation units and 24 points of elective units (all at level four), plus 24 points at level five. Note some units are offered in alternate years.

Requirements

Level four

Specialisation units

Students complete two units (24 points) from one of the streams below.

Holocaust and Genocide studies
  • APG4286 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust (overseas)
  • APG4287 War and peace: Models of conflict resolution (overseas)
  • APG4290 Holocaust memories: Landscape, mourning and identity
  • APG4293 Genocidal thought
  • APG4304 Colonial encounters: Ideas of race and 'otherness'
  • APG4314 Seeking justice in South Africa and Rwanda (overseas)
  • APG4320 Jewish history, Jewish memory
  • APG4629 Global justice: Civil and human rights after 1945
Oral history
  • APG4297 Recording oral history: Theory and practice*
  • APG4305 History and memory: Interpreting life stories
  • APG4310 Local and community history*
Public history
  • APG4295 History and the museum
  • APG4297 Recording oral history: Theory and practice*
  • APG4299 History and heritage
  • APG4310 Local and community history*

Elective units

Students complete two units (24 points) from the following list of electives.

  • APG4286 Final journey: Remembering the Holocaust (overseas)
  • APG4287 War and peace: Models of conflict resolution (overseas)
  • APG4290 Holocaust memories: Landscape, mourning and identity
  • APG4293 Genocidal thought
  • APG4295 History and the museum
  • APG4296 Imagining Europe: representations and images of a continent
  • APG4297 Recording oral history: Theory and practice*
  • APG4299 History and heritage
  • APG4301 Reading and writing history
  • APG4303 Issues in environmental history: Images of the natural world
  • APG4304 Colonial encounters: Ideas of race and 'otherness'
  • APG4305 History and memory: Interpreting life stories
  • APG4310 Local and community history*
  • APG4313 Hidden transcripts: Cultural approaches to the past
  • APG4314 Seeking justice in South Africa and Rwanda (overseas)
  • APG4320 Jewish history, Jewish memory
  • APG4629 Global justice: Civil and human rights after 1945
  • other units offered in the faculty, with the approval of the course coordinator

Level five

Students complete one of the following:

  • APG5797 Applied history placement* and APG5795 Applied history dissertation*
  • APG5787 Applied history research project (24 points)*,
  • APG5788 Applied history research project Part 1 (12 points)* and APG5789 Applied History research project Part 2 (12 points)*

Alternative exit(s)

Students may apply to exit after successful completion of:

  • 24 points with a Graduate Certificate in Arts.
  • 48 points with a Graduate Diploma in Applied History.

Award(s)

Master of Applied History