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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Unit aim

Undertaking a piece of original research as part of a greater understanding of the professional historical experience, students work in partnership with a community partner. The research is closely supervised and is expected to result in both a piece of public scholarship and an account of the historiographical issues raised during its completion.

Unit content

  • Nature of research
  • Techniques and methods
  • Public scholarship
  • Managing research projects

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 undertake a literature search focusing on the area of the research topic
2 work with a community on a mutually defined research project
3 undertake a major research project in community history using historical research skills and methods
4 apply oral and written skills in communicating research findings.

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

  1. undertake a literature search focusing on the area of the research topic
  2. work with a community on a mutually defined research project
  3. undertake a major research project in community history using historical research skills and methods
  4. apply oral and written skills in communicating research findings.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.