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Heritage Studies (Local History) provides a focused follow up to related units and courses, and is delivered by Curtin University through Open Universities Australia.
During this online unit, you will develop an understanding of a range of issues related to the field of local history, including the links between oral history and cultural memory, ethical and legal considerations, methods of archival research, and the purpose of studying local history.
Assessment methods are varied and tailored and include an interview, presentation, and exercises, alongside essays. This ensures a holistic approach to the topic and suitability to a wide variety of learning styles.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:
In this Heritage Studies (Local History) unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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This unit will further develop research skills established at undergraduate level, deepening your understanding of the issues surrounding local history and therefore improving your ability to teach related topics at all levels. Your research skills will also become more refined as you further develop your ability to correctly interpret and evaluate information rapidly.
You will also develop the ability to critically analyse complex textual, visual and oral evidence at an advanced level. This versatile skill will make you attractive to a range of career paths, including education, the law, and the heritage sector.
Your ability to communicate your findings will also become more varied and dynamic, as you utilise different mediums to effectively engage with differing audiences. This ability to communicate answers and ideas will further develop your ability to frame and propose advanced historical questions.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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