Heritage Studies (Local History) - 2016

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Unit summary

HIST512

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (30%) , Exercises (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

The role of local history collections, museums, sites and archives in preserving history. The relationship of oral history to popular memory. Oral history and related ethical and legal issues. Archival research. The aims and techniques of local history. Students undertake an interview and a major research project that involves using local archives.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply appropriate historical practices, methodologies and theories to individual or group research projects
  2. critically analyse complex textual, visual and oral evidence
  3. communicate historical knowledge effectively through different media and with a variety of technologies
  4. interpret and evaluate historical ideas, concepts and theories
  5. apply professional skills in the construction of appropriate historical questions.
  • Essay (30%)
  • Exercises (20%)
  • Interview (30%)
  • Presentation (20%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Provide an email address

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Developing a Research Project
2Using Oral History
3Documentary Sources
4Writing the Research project

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  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 Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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