HIST430 Local and Community History

Updated: 19 March 2018
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2019
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST153 or HIST253 or HIST330 or HIST353 or HIST421

offered off campus in even-numbered years

Combined Units HIST330 - Local and Community History
Coordinator(s) Lorina Barker (lbarker3@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit provides an immersion in the concepts, methods, sources and delights of local and community history. Students will evaluate several varieties of local and community history in Australia and elsewhere, and consider the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches including different forms (in print, on line, in displays, through walks). Students will also critically evaluate a range of different sources, and will be required to advance their knowledge about the relationship of local and community history to the broader history world and to the social, cultural and political contexts in which it is produced. They will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills to research a locality and community of their choice.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 40% 2000
Assessment Notes

Annotated Bibliography: Primary and secondary sources

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 3, 4

Compulsory Assessment 2 60% 3500
Assessment Notes

Literature Review: Comparing local and community histories

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced knowledge of the theory, concepts and methods of local and community history;
  2. communicate, at an advanced level, an understanding of the major trends in the writing of local and community history in an international context;
  3. conduct high level research into aspects of the history of a specific locality and community;
  4. with high level independent judgment, locate, critically evaluate and accurately reference a range of relevant primary and secondary sources; and
  5. demonstrate advanced skills to analyse, evaluate and compare different examples of local and community history.