Writing History: People, Places and Times

PWR70004 12.5 Credit Points Online

Duration

  • 13 week study period

Contact hours

  • Online and private study - 12.5 hours per week

Aims and objectives

In this subject, students will learn the dimensions of research and publication in the writing of history. Students will develop the skills needed to create narratives using local, family, social or material history and to produce a piece of writing for publication in print and/or online.
 
After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to:

1. Identify and critically evaluate the debates, methodologies, and techniques used to write, creatively interpret, and document historical events in a variety of forms and genres.
2. Demonstrate the different writing skills and techniques required to create critically informed pieces of writing that engage with the debates, issues and varying elements of history.
3. Conceptualise, plan, research, and produce a piece of writing that engages with, creatively illustrates, or interprets an aspect of history.

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the Graduate Certificate of Writing, Graduate Diploma of Writing and Masters of Writing