Advanced Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History
Why study the Advanced Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History at UNE?
This course provides an opportunity for people interested in local, family and applied history to pursue formal studies in their areas of interest and to acquire qualifications as historians. The focus is on learning and practising the specific skills and knowledge required to investigate, interpret and present histories that meet professional standards, utilise different sources and media, and engage a variety of different audiences.
Course content includes introductions to the history and nature of history; the evolution of local, family and applied history; the development of skills to investigate and interpret heritage sites, memorials, material culture, museums and oral history interviews; the importance of national and international perspectives; and opportunities for work experiences as professional historians.
Successful completion of the course entitles students to advanced standing in the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice where students can do more history units and pursue other areas of study.
UNE local, family and applied history awards are well established and well recognised in providing skills and experience suited to paid and volunteer work in the following areas: cultural and heritage tourism; family and history organisations and activities; family history and genealogy; history and heritage consultancies; local and community history research and writing; local council planning and heritage; local museums; teaching history.
1.5 Years Full-time
Up to 6 years Part-time
CSP (quotas apply)
2019 STUDY OPTIONS
Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 2, Online
CSP (quotas apply)
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|Total Credit Points||72|
Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.
Advanced standing is not granted for units taken to meet course admission requirements (except where approved for units completed as part of the Pathways Enabling Course or the TRACKS tertiary preparation program or an approved articulation in the course).
A candidate may be granted advanced standing for a unit passed at this or another institution which has a reasonable degree of correspondence to one of the units listed in Rule 2. Not more than 36 credit points of advanced standing may be granted.
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Admission to Candidature
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and the Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
Advanced standing is not granted for units taken to meet course admission requirements (except where approved for units completed as part of the UNE Pathways Enabling Course or the TRACKS tertiary preparation program or an approved articulation in the course).
A candidate may be granted advanced standing for a unit passed at this or another institution which has a reasonable degree of correspondence to one of the units listed in the program of study. Not more than 36 credit points of advanced standing may be granted.
Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be:
(a) 1.5 years as a full-time candidate;
(b) up to six years as a part-time candidate.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 72 credit points with 36 credit points at 100-level and 36 credit points at 200 or 300-level.
Program of Study
Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:
|Course Structure||Credit Points|
|Core Units||36 cps|
|Listed Units||30-36 cps|
|Elective Units||0-6 cps|
Award of Degree
Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History.
The course recognises that there is a wide range of people from differing educational backgrounds who are interested in the pursuit of local, family and applied history as a cultural study in its own right, as a means of promoting community service or as a professional qualification. The popularity of family history on the internet and in television programs is a testament to this interest. This course caters for these students. It recognises their interests and wealth of experience, and aims to build on these in order to enhance their professional skills and the work opportunities available to them as qualified historians.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
Knowledge of a Discipline
Graduates will demonstrate a body of knowledge and experience in history as a discipline, and a firm understanding of key principles, concepts and methods. This will include an appreciation of the processes through which historical knowledge has evolved. They will also understand the need to adopt transnational and multicultural approaches to the understanding of historical issues. Knowledge of history will be taught through unit materials, online discussions, guided readings and directed learning activities. It will be assessed through different forms of assessment appropriate to the area of local, family or applied history being studied.
Graduates will have skills that enable them to synthesise and communicate the ideas and information acquired from a variety of sources and from investigating a range of historical issues and problems. Students will be taught these skills through written and oral feedback on assessment tasks and through online and in class discussions and activities. They will practise these skills through their assignments and discussions. They will be assessed on their writing style, clarity of expression, development of ideas, referencing and ability to communicate the results of their study in a variety of written, oral and multi-media formats.
Graduates will have a sound understanding of key problem-solving strategies used in history and will be able to apply these skills to develop their own responses to particular problems in different environments, topics and issues. The teaching, practise and assessment of these skills will occur primarily through online discussions and through written and multi-media assessment tasks.
Graduates will have research skills in locating, collecting, referencing and evaluating relevant data, including the skills to assess the utility of information, identify the most useful sources and critically examine the evidence they offer. This involves them becoming familiar with a variety of media and learning how to document and interpret it.
Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility
Graduates will demonstrate the ability to understand and balance different professional and social responsibilities. These include their professional responsibilities as researchers to provide balanced and accurate investigation; their social responsibility to question and challenge some 'facts'; and their ethical responsibilities towards the members of the communities and families whose histories they are researching and presenting. Their awareness of these responsibilities will be assessed and taught through the activities assigned for assessment and through discussions in online postings.
Graduates will have the skills to continue to investigate, evaluate, discuss and present historical issues. In particular, they will understand historical imagination, intellectual curiosity and critical thinking as central tenets of good historical practice.
Independence and Collaboration
Graduates will develop skills in independent study, in particular through autonomously researching and executing their assessment tasks. Graduates will also have an understanding of local, family and applied history as a collaborative enterprise. It involves working with and for communities, families, government and private organisations. This involves combining an understanding of social responsibility with the skills of teamwork. With this in mind, throughout the course students will practise working collaboratively and networking effectively to solve problems and present results. This is achieved through the online discussions and the sharing of information and findings. In this environment students are required to take the initiative as well as assert their own values and opinions while respecting the values and contributions of others.