AD1897: Genealogy Portfolio

Credit Weighting: 5
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: 12 x 1.5hr(s) Lectures; 2 x 3hr(s) Workshops
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: This will teach students how to contextualise family trees using a range of sources both traditional and digital in format. Students will learn how to read genealogical charts as also the principles of heraldry inherent in genealogical sources.
Module Content: This module will engage students in family tree contextualisation. Family tree portfolio practice will provide a core tenet in the course.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Construct a family tree showing both matrilineal and patrilineal lines
  • Become cognisant in family tree software
  • To use genealogical source ware to produce a pedigree portfolio
  • Evaluate Best Practice techniques in Family tree construction
  • Contextualise how family trees can be read within portfolio creations.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (End of semester: Creation of a portfolio contextualising two branches of a case study family in 1,500 words (100 marks)).
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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