AP5803: Personal and Interpersonal Relationships - The Knowledge Base

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 25, Max 30.
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: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 1hr(s) Tutorials
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: This module will provide theoretical and experiential knowledge of the dynamics of relationships in the personal, family, community and work spheres. The focus will be on how all of these relationships are ultimately determined by the quality of relationship with self.
Module Content: Relevant books from reading list for course and the published works of Tony Humphreys along with material prepared by him specifically for this course. Students will be encouraged to source relevant materials for the provision of courses in relationships.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Embrace the concept of relationship with self as the starting point for all other relationships.
  • Integrate the principles of this module into an examination of the student's own everyday relationships.
  • Identify and evaluate the absence of core relationship behaviours in interpersonal, family, group and work contexts.
  • Practice developing communicative solutions to common relationship problems utilising the skills and concepts of the module.
  • Design an intervention for a workplace experiencing serious conflict.
  • Design a ten-session course on Personal and Interpersonal Relationships for the general public or for specific target groups.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word essay).
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% 80% attendance which is monitored by a class register.
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 (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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