HIST339 The Family in History

Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites 12cp in ANCH or ECON (units with a 4 or 5 as second digit [denoting ECON HIST] only) or HIST or HINQ or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LOCH229 or HIST239
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Andrew Piper (andrew.piper@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit studies the history of the family as a social institution in Australia and elsewhere. Students will examine the structure of households and the formation of families, and particular emphasis will be placed on the changing roles within the family, and changing ideologies of the family, during the 19th and 20th centuries. Students will have the opportunity to do a practical assignment on the history of their own family.

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 60% 3000
Assessment Notes

Research Paper

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Compulsory Final Examination 40% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent body of knowledge of the history of the family, including the influences which have shaped and altered the nature of the family;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of family types;
  3. evaluate the different ways family life is experienced by family members according to their age, gender, class, ethnic background and the period when they lived;
  4. understand significant stages of an individual's life course and the ways they are experienced in and mediated by the family; and
  5. apply skills in locating, gathering and interpreting a variety of source material relating to personal family history and to see that material in relation to the history of the family; and to research and interpret primary source material, presenting a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas.