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HPL2506

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedNot offered in 2010
Coordinator(s)TBA

Synopsis

This unit focuses on local and community history, and investigates concepts of community, the relationship between people and place and the connection between past and present. Students will study methods of historical research including oral history, photographic interpretation and material culture. Through the assignments that include designing an exhibition panel and undertaking a community history research project, students will acquire the skills of writing for a community audience.

Objectives

When you have successfully completed your study of HPL2506: Researching and Writing Community History, and all the assignments, you will have:

  1. Developed your understanding of the history of the landscape, people and institutions around you;

  1. Experienced using a number of approaches to researching and presenting community history; and

  1. Gained insight into the reasons why communities write their histories, and to the role of the historian.

Assessment

Written work: 90%
2 hour exam: 10%

Contact hours

2 hours per week (1-hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Writing
History-politics
Community studies

Prerequisites

HPL1503 and HPL1504 or equivalents

Prohibitions

GSC2506, GSC3513, HPL3506