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Unit description

Undertaking a piece of original research on local or community history, students will gain a greater understanding of the professional historical experience. The research is closely supervised and is expected to result in both a piece of public scholarship and an account of the historiographical issues raised during its completion.

Unit content

  • Community and Local History
  • Managing research projects
  • Methods and sources
  • Public scholarship

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1locate and critically evaluate a range of relevant sources
2undertake a major research project in community history using historical research skills and methods
3apply oral and written skills in communicating research findings.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. locate and critically evaluate a range of relevant sources
  2. undertake a major research project in community history using historical research skills and methods
  3. apply oral and written skills in communicating research findings.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Assessment
Project proposal40%
Portfolio60%
PresentationSR
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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Fee paying courses
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International

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