units

APG5787

Faculty of Arts

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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24 points, SCA Band 1, 0.500 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHistory
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2014 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Seamus O'Hanlon

Notes

Previously coded HYM5005

Synopsis

A sustained research project in applied history, encompassing approaches to cultural heritage, oral history, community history, museums and history in the media. For most students this will take the form of a commissioned historical project, although students may also pursue a topic of methodological or theoretical interest in applied history. A short series of seminars will introduce students to research in applied history, and students will be assisted in the negotiation of a suitable topic with a commissioning agency.

Outcomes

Students successfully completing this unit will be expected to demonstrate an ability to devise and carry out a commissioned research project, and to develop an understanding of the practical, methodological and ethical issues relating to such work. Students will be expected to further develop their conceptual and communication skills, to read widely and independently and to demonstrate resourcefulness in their archival research.

Assessment

Research paper (18,000 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

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

Prohibitions

Only available in the Master of Applied History