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  • Objectives
    The aim of this course is to provide university award training in applied history with an opportunity to specialise in one or more of the following areas: genealogy; archaeology; museum studies; or heritage studies. In all areas, the emphasis is on historical practices, so that successful students acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to carry out applied historical work in their chosen area(s). Graduates of this program will have: * knowledge of forms and uses of historical evidence; * familiarity with electronic, archival and other forms of historical data; * familiarity with and experience of the leading South Australian repositories of historical data and literature; * experience in the collection of historical data; * advanced skills in the analysis of historical data; and * advanced skills in written and oral presentation of findings. Learning outcomes Students successfully completing this course should be able to: * demonstrate a knowledge of forms and uses of historical evidence; * demonstrate familiarity with electronic, archival and other forms of historical data; * demonstrate familiarity with and experience of the leading South Australian repositories of historical data and literature; * carry out the collection of historical data in their chosen field or fields of applied history; * carry out the advanced analysis of historical data; * present in both written and oral forms, to appropriate scholarly standards, the findings of their applied historical work.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Certificate in Applied History and Heritage Studies
  • Course description
    The Graduate Certificate in Applied History and Heritage Studies is an 18-unit program offered by the Faculty of Social Sciences on a fee-paying basis.

    The course articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Applied History and Heritage Studies and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the two awards. Candidates who have completed the Graduate Certificate are awarded credit towards the Graduate Diploma.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Applied History and Heritage Studies, a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

    Core Topics

    At least 12 units must be selected from the following:

    HIST7022
        

    New Ways in Social History
        

    6

    HIST7049
        

    History in Theory and Practice
        

    6

    HIST8002
        

    Heritage and Community History
        

    6

    HIST8003
        

    Practical Genealogy for Family Historians
        

    6

    HIST8004
        

    Guided Study in Applied History
        

    12

    TOUR8504
        

    Museums and Audiences
        

    6

    Plus 6 units may be selected from the following:

    ARCH8101
        

    Australian Maritime Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8102
        

    Underwater and Coastal Archaeology
        

    6

    ARCH8302
        

    Historical Archaeology of Australia
        

    6

    ARCH8303
        

    Cultural Heritage Management
        

    6

    ARCH8304
        

    Historical Archaeological Field School
        

    6

    HUMN8101
        

    Settling in Australia: the Italian, Greek and French Experience
        

    6

    HUMN8102
        

    Writing and Designing for the Web
        

    6

    LEGL8101
        

    Cultural Heritage and the Law
        

    6

    TOUR8201
        

    Essentials of Interpretation
        

    6

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    Except with permission of the Faculty Board:

        * the program must be completed within three consecutive semesters;
        * no topic may be attempted more than twice.

    The award of a grade of Fail (F) in 6 or more units may constitute prima facie evidence of unsatisfactory progress for the purposes of the University's Policy on Student Progress.

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