Families and War
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- 25 Jul 2022
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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On completion of this subject, you will be able to:
- Access and use online military service records
- Read and analyse wartime letters and diaries
- Understand individual lives within the wider history of war, particularly in relation to Australia and Britain and World War One
- Research and write a biographical report of a person’s wartime service or experience.
- Module 1 – Introduction to Families at War
- Module 2 – ‘Gone for a Soldier’: Recruitment and Enlistment
- Module 3 – ‘Dear Mother’: Writing War
- Module 4 – ‘On Her Their Lives Depend’: Women and War
- Module 5 – ‘In Flanders Fields’: The War Dead
- Module 6 – ‘Odysseus Returns’: The War Comes Home
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No additional requirements
Do you have a family ancestor who served as a soldier, sailor, nurse or some other position in the defence forces in the First World War? Do you have an old family war diary or set of letters in the proverbial attic? Building upon the skills in the Foundation level Family History units, Families at War introduces you to researching online military records, and most importantly to contextualising diverse experiences of war, from those who went to the front to those who stayed behind. The focus is on Australia and Britain during the First World War. Discover more about your family's military past.
Families at War is a 100-level university subject that will help you to research the experiences of an ancestor or other individual who took part in the First World War. The skills and knowledge gained will, however, help you in any further research you may wish to pursue on individuals involved in other conflicts and countries.
- Online quizzes (5 x 10%) (50%)
- Essay (1200 words) (50%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 30 Sep 22
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