Courses & Units

Writing Family History HAA004

Hobart

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Writing Family History
Unit code HAA004
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator

Dr. Imogen Wegman

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 3 Off-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 3 19/7/2021 9/8/2021 24/8/2021 26/9/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Use and reflect on a wide range of key strategies and techniques for writing narratives based on genealogical research.
  2. Write constructive critical feedback to help a writer improve a draft narrative.
  3. Produce a coherent work of short fiction or non-fiction based on genealogical research.
  4. Observe the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in narrative writing.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 100799

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully online

Assessment

Task 1: Writing activities and responses: 6 x 250-word written pieces (total 1500 words); 6 x 100-word critical responses (total 600 words) 50%

Task 2: Short Written Narrative (750–1000 words) 50%

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Textbooks

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