Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Historical & Philosophical Inq




One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours

Assessment methods

Essay Proposal, Essay, Mid-semester Exam, Seminar Participation

Course coordinator

Dr Jon Picini

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

History is everywhere in the contemporary world. Whether as education, entertainment, nostalgia, or escapism, the past is constantly being used and abused in contemporary cultures. This unit will examine the ways in which history is used in popular and consumer cultures around the world. Students will examine the creation, representation, and delivery of historical knowledge in film, television, literature, theatre, online media, public spaces, and the visual arts. Through lectures, readings, viewings, listening, and group discussions we will decode historical knowledge in contemporary cultures. Students will also consider the ways in which techniques of historical evidence, narrative, argument, and interpretation translate in practice from one genre to another.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile