AD2827: Dissertation

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: 12 x 1.5hr(s) Lectures; 6hr(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.
Module Objective: To introduce students to the main concepts and strategies involved in the essentials of genealogy research through the context of dissertation writing. A core focus will involve advanced methods of genealogy, historical sources and research techniques.
Module Content: This module will investigate the elements of Genealogy research. Students will contextualise genealogical approaches to research, fieldworks and historical sources. The changing issues surrounding access to genealogical research will be considered. Students will learn how to plan and evaluate core issues inherent in using a wide variety of sources.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Explain the advanced elements of genealogy essentials
  • Devise the core requisites inherent in genealogical based strategies
  • Apply organisation and strategy to genealogical issues
  • Contextualise existing genealogy research within historiographical and geographical frameworks.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (End of year Dissertation design, incorporating an oral presentation (10 minutes), participation in a series of at least four 40 minute supervisory meetings and the overall design and implementation of a 9,000 word dissertation).
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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