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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Arts

Managing facultyArts
Abbreviated titleGradDipPubHist
CRICOS code041548B
Total credit points required48
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Off-campus (Clayton)
Multi-modal (Clayton)
Contact details

Liisa Williams Email: Liisa.Williams@arts.monash.edu.au Telephone: +61 3 990 52199

Course coordinator

Dr Seamus O'Hanlon

Description

This course offers a vocational program for historians and related professionals. Graduates may go on to work in the fields of commissioned history, heritage conservation and management, oral history, community history, museums and related areas. The program has excellent links with the heritage industry and professional historians working in these fields.

Objectives

Students completing this course will have:

  • an understanding of diverse aspects of the academic discipline
  • an understanding of the world view of the field of study
  • a familiarity with the secondary literature in the field of study
  • a familiarity with many of the key texts and cultural products pertaining to the field of study
  • advanced reading and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • developed sound analytical skills
  • developed the ability to use relevant technology such as databases, information management systems and search engines effectively.

Structure

This course consists of four 12-point units at level four.

Requirements

Compulsory units

Students must choose at least two in consultation with the course coordinator:

  • HYM4095 History and heritage
  • HYM4510 History and the museum
  • HYM4620 Family history and genealogy
  • HYM4660 Recording oral history: Theory and practice
  • HYM4820 Local and community history

Electives

Select one or two of the following: *

  • HYM4115 Private and public voices in Renaissance correspondence
  • HYM4120 Reading and writing Australian history
  • HYM4180 Images of the natural world: Issues in environmental history
  • HYM4200 History and memory: Oral history, life stories and commemoration
  • HYM4280 Reading and writing biography and life stories
  • HYM4900 History, biography and autobiography
  • HYM4950 Hidden transcripts: Cultural approaches to the past
  • JWM4030 Jewish history, Jewish memory
  • RLM4100 Religion and ceremony in Australian society
  • RLM4110 Sustainability and the sacred
  • RLM4140 Confronting death through ceremony and symbol: A cross-cultural analysis
  • other units offered in the faculty, with the approval of the course coordinator

* Not all units are available each year.

Progression to further studies

Students who complete the graduate diploma with a minimum credit average, may apply to enter course 3077 Master of Public History.

Alternative exit(s)

After successful completion of 24 points, students may apply to exit the program with the Graduate Certificate in Arts.

Award(s)

Graduate Diploma in Public History