AD1031: Fieldwork in Genealogy

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 60.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 3 x 8hr(s) Fieldwork (held across the year as announced.)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Dr David J. Butler, Department of Geography, and visiting lecturing staff as announced.
Module Objective: To introduce students to fieldwork inherent in genealogical studies. Students will learn how to engage with the fieldwork process, health and safety remits, Best Practice, legal guidelines, historical monuments acts and Institutional governmental remits effecting genealogy fieldworks strategies. Students will learn to apply theoretical principles in practical fieldwork arenas.
Module Content: This module will engage students in fieldwork; the building blocks of genealogical practical research. Students will experience field work within both the urban and archival dimension and learn how to capture data through digital photography, mapping and the paper record.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Engage with a fieldwork project
  • Apply basic landscape principle to outdoor fieldwork venues
  • Explain different materials encountered in fieldwork exercises.
  • Engage basic rules of conservation architecture
  • Engage with health and safety legislation.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (End of year: Field Portfolio Project of 4,000 words based on two field trips, comprising notes, maps and digital photography).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated.

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