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Writing the Family Saga HAA104

Hobart

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Introduction

Adventure or romance, tragedy or triumph, legends of extraordinary feats or quiet tales of everyday struggles: What kinds of stories are there in your family tree? This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in HAA004 Writing Family History. Students will have further opportunity to develop key skills for the writing of fiction and/or non-fiction based on genealogical records. The emphasis in this unit is on crafting and polishing engaging and readable multigenerational family history narratives.

Summary

Unit name Writing the Family Saga
Unit code HAA104
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? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 4 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 17/10/2022 31/10/2022 19/11/2022 21/12/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Use, reflect on, and critically approach a wide range of key strategies and techniques for writing narratives based on genealogical research
  • Write constructive and comprehensive critical feedback to help a writer improve a draft narrative
  • Reflect and act on critical feedback to improve your own writing
  • Produce coherent, sustained, and linked works 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
100705 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly online learning materials (e.g. short video lectures, discussions, readings, activities) (approx. 3 hours).

AssessmentShort online exercises (writing activities) (40%)|Expanded activity (20%)|Short written narrative (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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