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UNE unit code: HIST339

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  • Trimester 2 - Online
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  • Yes
Intensive schools
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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit studies the history of the family as a social institution in Australia and elsewhere. Students will examine the structure of households and the formation of families, and particular emphasis will be placed on the changing roles within the family, and changing ideologies of the family, during the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will have the opportunity to do a practical assignment on the history of their own family.
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Mode/location
Trimester 2Online

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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

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12cp in ANCH or HINQ or HIST or any 24cp or candidature in a postgraduate award
Restrictions
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LOCH229 or HIST239

Notes

offered in odd-numbered years

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

Unit coordinator(s)

Andrew Piper

Learning outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of the history of the family, including the influences which have shaped and altered the nature of the family;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of family types;
  3. evaluate the different ways family life is experienced by family members according to their age, gender, class, ethnic background and the period when they lived;
  4. understand significant stages of an individual's life course and the ways they are experienced in and mediated by the family; and
  5. apply skills in locating, gathering and interpreting a variety of source material relating to personal family history and to see that material in relation to the history of the family; and to research and interpret primary source material, presenting a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas.

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