AD2860: The Literature of Genealogy

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: 4 x 6hr(s) Workshops
Module Co-ordinator: Dr David J. Butler, Department of Geography.
Lecturer(s): Dr David J. Butler, Department of Geography, and visiting lecturing staff as announced.
Module Objective: To introduce students to the literature of advanced landscape and heritage genealogy fieldwork inherent in genealogical studies. A core focus will involve the assessment of the literature to fully contextualise genealogical case studies. Students will learn to apply theoretical principles in the literature.
Module Content: This module will engage students in a review of the literature of their dissertation case study, so as to provide the building blocks of genealogical practical research. The module will examine material from myriad genres, to include history, geography, folklore, politics, religion and local and regional studies, as appropriate to each individual case study.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Scope the existing literature
  • Introduce themes in the literature
  • Identify common threads locally, regionally and nationally in pertinent readings in books and articles
  • Explain different materials encountered in literature review exercises
  • Neatly summarise the basic findings to date
  • Identify and aim to fill gaps in the literature.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (End of semester: Literature Review (2,250 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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