Courses & Units

Migrant Families HAA108

Hobart

Introduction

Australia is a migrant nation, with a rich and diverse mix of peoples, languages and cultures. In Migrant Families, we trace the journeys of ancestors who migrated to and from Australia and New Zealand, and place their lives in the context of global migration over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. We explore the ways governments have shaped populations through migration and citizenship law and policy, and consider how these might have affected your ancestors’ lives. Migrant Families develops your archival research skills in the digital age. We explore where and how to find migration records (in Australia, New Zealand and overseas) and how to use them effectively to tell your family’s migration story. The unit builds on historical research and writing skills developed in the Foundation-level Family History units.

Summary

Unit name Migrant Families
Unit code HAA108
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator

Dr. Kate Bagnall

Teaching staff

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 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 2 26/4/2021 17/5/2021 1/6/2021 4/7/2021

* 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 appropriate technologies to locate, identify and access historical records relating to migration and citizenship.
  2. Read, interpret and evaluate historical information found in migration and citizenship records.
  3. Research and write a biographical non-fiction account of an individual or family’s experience of migration.
  4. Situate individual lives within the wider history of migration, particularly in relation to Australia and New Zealand.

Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Independent learning (6 hours; weekly)
Online class

Assessment

Task 1: Four online quizzes, total 40 questions (40%)

Task 2: Document analysis, 500 words or less (20%)

Task 3: Essay, 1000 words excluding references (40%)

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Textbooks

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