AD1899: Genealogy: Concepts and Strategies

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; 6 x 1hr(s) Workshops (practical workshop)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Dr David J. Butler, Department of Geography, Visiting lecturers as announced.
Module Objective: To introduce students to the main concepts and strategies involved in the essentials of genealogy research. A core focus will involve the basics of genealogy, historical sources and research methods.
Module Content: This module will investigate the elements of Genealogy research. Students will learn about genealogical approaches to research, fieldworks, and historical sources. The course will consider the changing issues surrounding access to genealogical research and will examine varying approaches required for the genealogy essential toolkit in the twenty-first century. Students will learn how to evaluate core issues inherent in using a wide variety of sources. Students will also engage in relevant activities, such as history society activities, museum outings, and extra-curricular activities within a genealogical remit.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Explain elements of genealogy essentials
  • Devise the core requisites inherent in genealogical based strategies
  • Apply basic strategies to genealogical issues
  • Evaluate existing genealogy research.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (End of semester written project (essay format) 1000 words.).
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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