Courses & Units

Families in History HTA384


Families in History draws on examples from diverse places and times to explore changing ideals, attitudes, and experiences of the family in the past. We consider the family’s relationship with social, cultural, economic and political forces, as well as the lives of individual family members, such as mothers and children. The unit offers you the opportunity to conduct original archival research, to engage with digital history methods, and to communicate research on the history of the family in creative forms.


Unit name Families in History
Unit code HTA384
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Doctor Kate Bagnall
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the changing meanings and experiences of the family over time.
  • Demonstrate skills in finding, interpreting and analysing historical sources relevant to the history of the family.
  • Communicate clear, evidence-based historical arguments or narratives in audio, digital, oral, visual, written or other creative form.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
090305 $2,040.00 $957.00 not applicable $2,040.00

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25 credit points at Introductory level or higher


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lecture or equivalent (recorded, 60 minutes)
Weekly 1.5-hour mixed format seminar (short lectures, discussions, and activities)

Off Campus:
Weekly lecture or equivalent (recorded, 60 minutes)
Weekly 1.5-hour mixed format online learning materials (short video lectures, discussions, and activities)

AssessmentDigital Task (30%)|Engagement Task (30%)|Research Task (40%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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