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
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Media
Coordinator Linda Hunt
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 9/2/2022 22/2/2022 14/3/2022 14/4/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of oral history in documenting family histories
  • Describe the ethical issues involved in oral history
  • Record and transcribe oral histories
  • Transform oral history into written history
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 $1,828.00
  • 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

Online content, consisting of pre-recorded lectures, discussions, readings and activities. (Weekly 3 hrs)

AssessmentOral History Quiz (10%)|Interview and Transcription (40%)|Creative Writing Essay (50%)
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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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