History - Local History

Maynooth University


Course Name History - Local History
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MUA10
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Minor Certificate (Level 7 NFQ)  More info... Minor National University of Ireland Level 7 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 20th September 2022 Tuesdays 6.15-8.00
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Duration 100 hours part-time over one year.
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Expand+Participants need to be 21 years of age or over on 1st January of the year in which the course commences. As courses are delivered in keeping with adult education practice, participants will be expected to: be willing to engage with group activities ...

Course Content This Certificate level course is offered by the Department of Modern History, NUI Maynooth. The course examines the ‘local dimension of Ireland’s past’.

Course Aims The course aims to provide participants interested in local history with an opportunity to obtain formal training in the subject. This course sets out to provide students with a methodological approach to the research and writing of local history.
Subjects Taught Module 1
An introduction to academic and community-based local history in Ireland; Comparative traditions in other countries; Contemporary developments and challenges in the field of local history

Module 2
Introduction to primary and secondary sources; Guidelines for critical appraisal of sources;
Guidance on location and consultation of selected major sources

Module 3
Presenting Local History: Writing conventions; Oral/visual presentations; Fieldwork
Assessment Method 80% minimum attendance
Research Project
Participation in class
Careers or Further Progression The NUI Certificate in Local History is often used as an Access or Progression route to the BA Local Studies MH803. The credits gained on the certificate course can be used for Recognition of Prior Learning on this part-time degree.
Further Enquiries For Further Information contact Kay on 01 708 6062 email kay.loughlin@mu.ie
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