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HYM5820 - Local and Community History

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Seamus O'Hanlon


Not offered in 2007


As for HYM4820


On successful completion of this unit students will:

  1. have been introduced to concepts of 'community' and community history-making
  2. have been introduced to the origins of local and community histories, and their uses and purposes.
  3. have developed skills in researching and writing local and community histories
  4. have developed strong writing skills, including the production of a community history
  5. have developed strong oral communication skills, and recognised the importance of consultation and engagement with community groups when undertaking local and community histories
  6. have developed skills in the use of computers and other new media.
  7. have developed reflective skills and understandings of the broader issues of the importance of community and belonging.
  8. demonstrate all of the above as well as advanced original research and writing skills commensurate with the more advanced level of their studies.
Students undertaking the unit on-line will develop skills the above skills, although objective five will be in the form of virtual oral communication skills.


Critical review 1500 words 15%, Proposal 2000 words 25%, Local history 4500 words 50%, Class participation 1000 words 10%

Contact hours



Undergraduate degree with a major in history, or permission from co-ordinator.


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