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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Foundations in History
Module Code HY107
School 68
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Juliana Adelman
Semester 2: Juliana Adelman
Autumn: Juliana Adelman
Module TeachersJuliana Adelman
Grania Shanahan
Stuart Patrick Mathieson
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module introduces first year BEd students to a wide range of historical topics representing the broad expertise of the School of History & Geography. Students will be presented with new and exciting research through lectures and assigned readings. In addition, practical sessions will offer an introduction to digital resources that might be used to develop teaching/projects for primary school students. By the end of the module, students will have a better understanding of what history means today.

Learning Outcomes

1. Better understand the practice of history today and how it differs from textbook history.
2. Access a number of online sources for primary historical research.
3. Identify some important trends and changes to the study of history today.
4. Compare and contrast the use of sources to answer different types of historical questions .
5. Critically evaluate online sources for historical research.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study101Independent study and completion of assignments
Total Workload: 101

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

School Expertise
INDICATIVE CONTENT Lectures and seminars will cover topics drawn from the expertise of the School of History and Geography

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Assignment1 essay and 1 review of a online resource75%As required
Loop QuizOnline review quiz25%As required
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

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