This unit is fully online and is only available for enrolment through the College of Arts, Law and Education online registration process:
Website: Writing Family History
Actual Dates: 29 July – 20 September
Who are the most interesting characters on your family tree? Would you like to write their stories to share with other family members, or with a wider audience? Perhaps you have an ancestor who is intriguing because of what you don't know about them and so can only imagine their story.
This unit is an introduction to writing non-fictional and fictional narratives based on genealogical records. Students will gain skills in crafting engaging, readable family history narratives through writing historical and/or fictional pieces about people, places, and events from their family records.
|Unit name||Writing Family History|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Dr Robert Clarke
Dr Robert Clarke
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.
Partial HECS Scholarships may be available for eligible domestic students who study this unit as part of the Diploma of Family History in 2018.
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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Six online writing activities and six responses to activities by other students (50%), written narrative (fiction or non-fiction) 750-1,000 words (50%).
Final grade will be pass or fail.
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