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UNE unit code: HIST376

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  • 6

Unit information

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Oral history is a social research methodology unit. It utilises approaches developed in the social sciences and applies them to conducting and interpreting interviews that record individuals' memories of past events and experiences. This unit introduces the interdisciplinary literature that underpins the method; the skills and ethical issues involved in conducting oral history interviews; and the challenges and processes of interpreting and presenting the insights and information collected through oral histories. It also provides an opportunity to conduct, interpret and present an interview with a person of your choice.
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Requisites

Pre-requisites
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12cp in ANCH or ASST or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or HIST or HINQ or candidature in BArch(Hons) or BIndigStuds or a postgraduate award
Restrictions
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HIST276 or LOCH216 or LOCH423

Notes

offered off campus in even-numbered years

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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 a broad and coherent body of knowledge of the nature of memories recorded through oral history interviews and their use as sources for social and historical research;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of and apply key theoretical, methodological and ethical concerns underpinning effective oral history interviews;
  3. assess critically the interpretation and use of oral history interviews in social and historical research; and
  4. with initiative and well developed judgement, plan and successfully complete an oral history interview project, and present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas.

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