Bring history to life through storytelling.
Secrets, twists, triumphs and tragedies; bring the stories of ancestors to life! Writing Family History is a fully online unit from the University of Tasmania. Join students around Australia for an introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on real genealogical records.
HECS Scholarships may be available for domestic students in 2017*. This unit is offered within the Diploma of Family History (R2H) or the Associate Degree in Arts (R2B) / Bachelor of General Studies courses, depending on whether you are a commencing or continuing student.
Online: Writing Family History is part of a fully online suite of units to enable flexible study.
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On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
- Use and reflect on a range of key strategies and techniques for writing narratives based on genealogical records;
- Contribute to a supportive online workshop environment by giving and receiving constructive critical feedback on short writing exercises;
- Produce a coherent piece of short fiction or non-fiction based on genealogical research.
(* conditions apply)
Spring: 20 November 2017
What students say...
"I am an experienced family history researcher, but I felt that I was probably overlooking vital information. This course (Introduction to Family History) was a great learning curve for me, but the two most important things I learnt was to maintain a strict research log and to read all documents thoroughly. This course is highly recommended."
- Ian Beckett, NSW
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