HIST439 The Family in History

Updated: 15 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering Not offered in 2020
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST239 or HIST339 or LOCH229

offered in odd-numbered years

Combined Units HIST339 - The Family in History
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. 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 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.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a coherent and advanced knowledge of the history of the family, including the influences that have shaped and altered the nature of the family;
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diversity of family types in the past and in the present;
  3. critically evaluate the different ways in which family life is and has been experienced by family members according to their age, gender, class, ethnic background and the period in which they lived;
  4. expertly research and evaluate how the most significant stages of an individual's life course stages and the ways in which they are experienced in, and mediated by, the family; and
  5. demonstrate advanced skills in locating, gathering and interpreting a variety of source material relating to personal family history and to evaluate that material in relation to the history of the family more broadly, and present a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas.