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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Learn the history and culture of a particular place through a real-time or virtual visit. The unit may include multiple stops at multiple destinations, or be a more immersive experience at just one location. The location and staffing will change from year to year and may be in a rural or metropolitan area.

Unit content

  • Cultural and geographical history
  • Representing the past and places
  • Ethics, personal and social responsibility
  • Field research skills: observation, interaction, evidence, recording and analysis
  • Interpretation
  • Critical reflection

 

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 demonstrate an ethical sense of social responsibility and citizenship
2 employ skills of field observation, recording, self-reflection, questioning and analysis
3 analyse how historical and/or environmental factors have shaped the community
4 understand how the history of a place is represented to the public

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an ethical sense of social responsibility and citizenship
  2. employ skills of field observation, recording, self-reflection, questioning and analysis
  3. analyse how historical and/or environmental factors have shaped the community
  4. understand how the history of a place is represented to the public