Courses & Units

Oral History HAA106

Hobart

Introduction

Stories are central to the human experience. Shared family stories contribute to a more complete picture of where we have come from and where we are going. In this unit, you will learn about the role of oral history in documenting family history. You will explore the ways in which oral history can complement, supplement, and even contradict written, pictorial, and other records. Practical skills you will acquire include how to record, transcribe, and share oral histories in a written form. You will also engage with ethical concerns and issues that may arise during the process of acquiring and sharing oral histories.

Summary

Unit name Oral History
Unit code HAA106
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator

Cathryn Hughes

Teaching staff

Emma Donnelly and Megan Abel

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 Off-Campus Domestic 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 1 1/2/2021 22/2/2021 10/3/2021 11/4/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the role of oral history in documenting family histories.
  2. Describe the ethical issues involved in oral history.
  3. Record and transcribe oral histories.
  4. Transform oral history into written history.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100705 $1,812.0 $850.0 not applicable $1,812.5

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully online

Assessment

Task 1: Online Quiz (20%)

Task 2: Recording and Transcription exercise, 10 minutes (40%)

Task 3: Written Essay, 1000 words (40%)

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Textbooks

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