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CENTRE FOR LIFELONG LEARNING - SCOTTISH CULTURAL STUDIES

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KL 1049
HOW TO STUDY LOCAL HISTORY: A FOUNDATION SKILLS COURSE
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Donald Paterson

Pre-requisite(s): None

Co-requisite(s): None

This highly practical course is aimed at anyone with an interest in local history and who wants to develop this interest further. Making use of the wealth of resources available, those attending the course will explore sources of local history and examine how these can be used to build up a picture of an area in the past. Combining teaching and practical exercises the course will cover sources such as family history, census records, the role of local newspapers, records of births, marriages and deaths, oral history, maps, archives, archaeological records, local history societies, secondary published sources etc. The course will also examine ways in which the Internet can be used to enhance and facilitate the study of local history. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Outline: Introduction; Family History; Local History; Maps; Newspapers; Archives; Oral History; Archaeology; Community History

6 One and a half hour video conference lecture/tutorial sessions. Exercises in the course workbook. Field work and directed learning.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment: one essay (1500 words) plus maps/illustrations,
one end of course assessment (40%).

Resit: One paper equivalent to the end of course assessment