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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Developing a Research Project
    • Using Oral History
    • Documentary Sources
    • Writing the Research project
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links

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

  1. apply appropriate historical practices and theories to individual and/or group research projects
  2. analyse and interpret 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 modes of understandings
  5. apply professional skills in the construction of an appropriate historical question.
  • Assignment 1 - Exercise (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Interview (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Presentation (20%)
  • Assignment 4 - Essay (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-HIST512

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as HIST512 Heritage Studies (Local History).

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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