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UNE unit code: HIST330

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  • Not offered in 2021
24/7 online support
  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit provides an immersion in the concepts, methods, sources and delights of local and community history. Students will evaluate several varieties of local and community history in Australia and elsewhere, and consider the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches including different forms (in print, on line, in displays, through walks). Students will also critically evaluate a range of different sources, and will be required to advance their knowledge about the relationship of local and community history to the broader history world and to the social, cultural and political contexts in which it is produced. They will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills to research a locality and community of their choice.
Combined units
Combined Units

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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

A pre-requisite is a unit that you must pass before you will be permitted to enrol in a related or subsequent unit. Most pre-requisite units will contain foundation knowledge which is essential for success in later units. Read more.

12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or RELS or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Restrictions
Restrictions

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HIST153 or HIST253 or HIST353 or HIST421

Notes

offered online in even-numbered years

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Lorina BarkerLecturer - Human Resource Services

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods of local and community history;
  2. clearly, coherently and independently communicate an understanding of the major trends in the writing of local and community history in an international context;
  3. with initiative and well developed judgement, conduct research into aspects of the history of a specific locality and community;
  4. locate, critically evaluate and accurately reference a range of relevant primary and secondary sources; and
  5. analyse, evaluate and compare different examples of local and community history.

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