Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered||Caulfield First semester 2012 (Off-campus)|
Caulfield First semester 2012 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2012 (Evening)
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Karen Auerbach|
Previously coded HYM5170
A period of work experience in the applied history field involving about eighty hours of work placement, which may be taken in a museum, heritage organisation, as an assistant to a freelance historian or similar. A short series of seminars introduces students to the idea of applied history, and the diverse opportunities for employment in the field. Students pursue a practical project during the placement resulting in a substantial report or other piece of written work.
Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to have developed a network of professional contacts in applied history and negotiated (in consultation with the subject co-ordinator) a period of work experience. Students will be expected to develop their understanding of the practical and ethical challenges of working as a applied historian, and to develop high levels of presentation and communication skills.
Written work: 90% (7500 words)
Oral presentation: 10%
2 hour seminar each week for 4 weeks (held in the evening)
Only available in the Masters of Applied History