HIS201 The uses and abuses of history

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HIS201 The uses and abuses of history


The past is present, everywhere: historians, politicians, museum curators, journalists and internet commentators all provide different versions of it. Historical events are constantly remembered, celebrated, reimagined, trivialised, repressed and forgotten. This influences communities’ and individuals’ values, identities, beliefs and practices. This course analyses and explores how major historical events have been appropriated, contested and denied for political, cultural and economic gain, and encourages students to reflect on the crucial role historians can play.

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Semester of offer*:
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 1
Student contribution band:
Band 1
Tuition fee:
Census date:
Academic Calendar

* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

HIS201 Course Outline Semester 1, 2020 (PDF 209KB)

Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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