While classes are exploratory and open ended in nature, and the specific content of each class will be partially directed by the particular interests and concerns of participants, the syllabus will be delivered within the following general structure:
• Writing History: Academic and personal histories
• A decade of centenaries: Memory, politics, debates and controversies
• 1913-1923: History and human experience
• Historical research: Finding and using primary resources
• Field trips: The National Library, the National Archives, the Military Archives
• Interpreting primary resources
• Literature reviews: Harnessing and critiquing secondary sources
• Writing history: Forms and conventions
• Editing to publication standard: Review and polishing of written pieces
• Course finale: Publication of course booklet
To meet the requirements of the Diploma in Arts (History & Politics) students will be required to produce a historical research article or project for inclusion in the course book and, possibly, for publication in other outlets (100% each).
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).