AD1898: Genealogical Record Keeping

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: To introduce students into the basic understanding of genealogical record keeping, an essential requisite for successful genealogical research and study. Students will learn how to apply correct record keeping templates to the source at hand. Students will learn the importance and practice of indexing, sourcing and academic reference techniques.
Module Content: This module will engage students in record keeping; the building blocks of genealogical written research. Students will learn how to compile genealogical records in journal, project, annotated reference methods and how to maintain a genealogical records over a period of time, in thematic contexts. Students will learn how to reference different sources academically over a range of differing style sheets inherent in genealogical study.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Reference a range of different sources for the genealogical record
  • Fill in record keeping templates essential for the genealogy trail
  • Engage with differing record keeping template inherent in genealogy practice
  • Create a record template suitable for genealogical studies.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (End of semester: Submission of genealogy assignment (1,500 worrds) using academic reference conventions).
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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