Introduction to Family History is designed for people interested in their own family histories or genealogy in general. You will learn how to plan efficiently and record accurately your family history using family history research principles and practices. The unit will teach you how to critically evaluate a range of online family history resources for accuracy and reliability. You will also learn how to communicate your findings in clear writing that is accurately referenced. Interactive Discussion Forums will enable you to communicate with fellow students as you embark upon the research journey.
You may be surprised at what you discover and the new connections you make with relatives and friends.
This unit is one of a suite available for people interested in researching their family history.
|Unit name||Introduction to Family History|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
Dr. Kate Bagnall
Dr. Kate Bagnall and Dr. Imogen Wegman
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- 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).
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of family history principles and planning.
- Locate and use major family history repositories and records.
- Critically evaluate sources for accuracy and reliability.
- Present your genealogical work clearly and cogently, taking into account the contexts within which your ancestors lived.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in November. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Task 1: Online quizzes x 5 (50%)
Task 2: Research report, 1000 words (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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