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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Advanced History
Module Code HY404
School 68
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Neville Scarlet
Semester 2: Neville Scarlet
Autumn: Neville Scarlet
Module TeachersNeville Scarlet
Grania Shanahan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module will provide students with a chance to work closely with primary sources and develop their understanding of the professional skills and materials historians use to create works of history. They will be introduced to relevant historical archives (whether digital or physical) and encouraged to explore them independently, honing their research skills as well as their critical analysis of primary sources. The module will also give students opportunities to assess historical works themselves in a critical fashion, displaying their understanding of the ways in which historians are shaped by their political, intellectual and social environment. Overall, the module aims to help students engage with the hands on work of historians and gain a greater understanding of the ways in which historical narratives are crafted from the raw materials provided by the primary sources that survive.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the differences and nature of the relationship between primary and secondary sources
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways in which evidence from primary sources can be used to build historical narratives
3. Apply analytical skills required to assess primary source material critically
4. Develop historical consciousness and understanding of the nature of historical change
5. Interrogate the work of historians with a critical understanding of the specific chronological, political, intellectual and social context in which they produced that work

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24Lectures and seminars
Assignment Completion101Reading and completing assignments
Total Workload: 125

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

Module resources will be added to Loop

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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

    61134, Website, Central Statistics Office, 0, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/, 61135, Website, Irish Newspaper Archives, 0, Irish Newspaper Archives, http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/Olive/APA/INA.Edu/Default.aspx#panel=home,
    Programme or List of Programmes
    BRHBachelor of Religious Education &History

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