Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2012 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Assoc. Prof. Seamus O'Hanlon


Previously coded HYM5820


As for APG4310


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.


Written work/reviews: 90% (8000 words)
Participation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Assoc. Prof. Seamus O'Hanlon

Contact hours

24 hours over the semester


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


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