Why study the Advanced Diploma in Local, Family and Applied History at UNE?
This course provides an opportunity for people interested in local, family and applied history to pursue formal studies in their areas of interest and to acquire qualifications as historians. The focus is on learning and practising the specific skills and knowledge required to investigate, interpret and present histories that meet professional standards, utilise different sources and media, and engage a variety of different audiences.
Course content includes introductions to the history and nature of history; the evolution of local, family and applied history; the development of skills to investigate and interpret heritage sites, memorials, material culture, museums and oral history interviews; the importance of national and international perspectives; and opportunities for work experiences as professional historians.
Successful completion of the course entitles students to advanced standing in the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and Practice where students can do more history units and pursue other areas of study.
UNE local, family and applied history awards are well established and well recognised in providing skills and experience suited to paid and volunteer work in the following areas: cultural and heritage tourism; family and history organisations and activities; family history and genealogy; history and heritage consultancies; local and community history research and writing; local council planning and heritage; local museums; teaching history.