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Researching and Writing Community History (6 points)


Leader: Meredith Fletcher

Gippsland Second semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Singapore Second semester 2003 (OCL)

Synopsis: This unit focuses on local and community history, and investigates concepts of community, the relationship between people and place and the connection between past and present. Students will study methods of historical research including oral history, photographic interpretation and material culture. Through the assignments that include designing an exhibition panel and undertaking a community history research project, students will acquire the skills of writing for a community audience. Students also have the opportunity to access this unit on the web and participate in a discussion group.

Assessment: Methods project (1500 words): 40% + Research project (3000 words): 60%

Contact Hours: 2 hours per week (1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial)

Prerequisites: GSC1503, GSC1504 or equivalents

Prohibitions: GSC3513

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