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Writing Family History HAA004

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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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator Doctor Naomi Parry
Available as student elective?
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Foundation

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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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use and reflect on a wide range of key strategies and techniques for writing narratives based on genealogical research
  • Write constructive critical feedback to help a writer improve a draft narrative
  • Produce a coherent work of short fiction or non-fiction based on genealogical research
  • Observe the conventions of spelling, punctuation, and grammar in narrative writing.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100799 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3

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Teaching

AssessmentAssignment (50%)|Reflection (50%)
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