Community Folk Heritage


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This unit is an advanced unit offered in the Graduate Diploma in Australian Folklife Studies. You will focus on community folk heritage and family folk heritage. You will have an opportunity, in consultation with your tutor, to design and carry out a significant fieldwork project on one or more aspects of these areas.


Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:


  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (70%)

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this unit students will:

  1. have had the opportunity to apply their knowledge of folklore and folklife to a community heritage project of their own devising
  2. be able to understand the concept of community folk heritage and will have designed and executed a community folk heritage project
  3. have engaged with the various ethical, economic, political and related issues that invariably attend such undertakings.


This unit addresses the following topics.

1What is community folk heritage?
2Some community folk customs
3Regional community heritage
4Issues in community folk heritage
5Family folk heritage

Study Resources

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

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  • Study Guide

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Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the Unibooks website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

Relevant Courses

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit.

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Unibooks textbook list.
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