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APG5797

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield 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

Notes

Previously coded HYM5170

Synopsis

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.

Outcomes

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.

Assessment

Written work: 90% (7500 words)
Oral presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Karen Auerbach

Contact hours

2 hour seminar each week for 4 weeks (held in the evening)

Prohibitions

Only available in the Masters of Applied History