HYM4620 - Family History and Genealogy
12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader: Seamus O'Hanlon
Not offered in 2008
This unit offers a critical and practical approach to the study of family history and genealogy. Students will examine the recent explosion of interest in family history, placing it against the broader history of the family and the contemporary search for personal identity, including the recovery of memory among migrant and indigenous communities. They will be introduced to the interpretation of the main sources of family history, including records of the human life-cycle, migration, church affiliation, property transactions and adoptions, and oral history. They will gain skills in writing and publishing family history and using family history in celebrations, commemorations and reunions.
On successful completion of this unit students will:
Source Exercise 2000 words 20%, Critical/ reflective Essay 2000 words 20%, Family History Project 4000 words 50%, Class participation 1000 words 10%
One x 1 hr on-line discussion group/week
Undergraduate degree with a major in history, or permission from co-ordinator.