University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

HIST 1110OL - Identities in History: Who Are We?

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: Online
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Incompatible: HIST 1110
Assessment: Primary Source Assignment, Research Assignment, Synoptic Assignment

Who do you think you are? How we think about our identity is shaped by our historical and cultural context. This course explores how different types of identities - national, gender, sexual, religious, family - are thought about in particular historical periods and places and how exploring identities enables us to better understand human experience and processes of historical change. We explore the ideas that shape identity concepts (such as the invention of the nationstate or new medical research), the 'tools' people use to display and produce identity (such as clothing, flags or religious symbols), and how both of these evolve over time. This course reflects on what we mean by identity, why and when it is important, and the relationship between the individual and wider society and culture. It provides an introduction to the study of history at university, teaching students how to use primary and secondary sources and how these are used to make a historical argument. Through being introduced to a wide range of cultures and time periods, students will acquire important contextual knowledge that will support their learning at upper levels. Finally students will learn to critically engage with the concept of identity and how it shapes our lives today.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 08/08/2022 Wed 17/08/2022 Fri 16/09/2022 Fri 28/10/2022

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
26723 01OL 50 22 This class does not have any timetabled face-to-face sessions. Please check MyUni or contact your Course Coordinator for details.