Subject details

After successfully completing this subject, students will be able to:

  1. Identify and critically evaluate the debates, methodologies, and techniques used to write, creatively interpret, and document historical events in a variety of forms and genres
  2. Demonstrate the different writing skills and techniques required to create critically informed pieces of writing that engage with the debates, issues and varying elements of history
  3. Conceptualise, plan, research, and produce a piece of writing that engages with, creatively illustrates, or interprets an aspect of history.
    • Various approaches to the writing of History
    • Understanding the process of writing a family history and genealogy
    • Writing from your own history
    • The key aspects of biography and writing about the history of others
    • Analysing the writing of historical fiction
    • Fictionalising from Real People
    • Writing about place
    • Writing about objects
    • Writing a local history
    • Considering alternative forms of writing history
    • Understanding theoretical approaches to the writing of history
    • Publication opportunities
  • Study resources

    • Print materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online materials

      • Printable format materials

Equivalent subjects

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

  • SWI-LPW602

Special requirements

No special requirements

In this subject, students will learn the dimensions of research and publication in the writing of history. Students will develop the skills needed to create narratives using local, family, social or material history and to produce a piece of writing for publication in print and/or online.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the subject.

  • Assignments (60-70%)
  • Online Discussion (30-40%)

Textbook information is pending.

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