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UNE unit code: HIST439

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  • Trimester 2 - Online
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  • Yes
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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. 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

*Offering is subject to availability

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

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Restrictions
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HIST239 or HIST339 or LOCH229

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 coherent and advanced knowledge of the history of the family, including the influences that have shaped and altered the nature of the family;
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diversity of family types in the past and in the present;
  3. critically evaluate the different ways in which family life is and has been experienced by family members according to their age, gender, class, ethnic background and the period in which they lived;
  4. expertly research and evaluate how the most significant stages of an individual's life course stages and the ways in which they are experienced in, and mediated by, the family; and
  5. demonstrate advanced skills in locating, gathering and interpreting a variety of source material relating to personal family history and to evaluate that material in relation to the history of the family more broadly, and present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas.

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