GNL110 - Genealogical Research

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Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-02-02 16:54:08.423
Last review date 2017-02-02 16:54:08.424


Subject Title
Genealogical Research

Subject Description

This course provides strategies to help you begin your family history quest.  It explores basic research techniques, a review of available public sources as well as "archives in your attic" (often overlooked mementos in your home), and examines ways to overcome research roadblocks
 

Credit Status
One credit ( cannot be used as a general education credit in any diploma program)

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Identify key public resources used in genealogy
Search available records, collecting data related to personal histories
Use technology effectively to conduct genealogical research

Essential Employability Skills
Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
none

Topic Outline
Students wil develop and demonstrate competency in written expression, reading and research by exploring topics such as the value of genealogy as a field of study; its purpose and its relationship to an individual's place in a greater historical context.

Mode of Instruction
To ensure that students are engaged as much as possible in the learning process, instructors can use such teaching methods as class and small group discussions, written projects and research, individual and group presentations, readings, lectures, workshops, in-class exercises, and/or computer-aided instruction. The mode of delivery will dictate the most appropriate teaching methods available to an instructor.

Prescribed Texts
TBA

Reference Material
TBA

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation

Modes of Evaluation 
To be successful in this course, you must complete all graded work as specified and achieve an overall grade of 50% or higher.  For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of the Academic Policy available at Seneca registration offices.

Term Work
The term work will constitute 70% of the final grade. The instructor's class schedule will indicate the nature of the weekly activities as well as the assignments, their due dates, and their value. 

All term work assignments must be completed prior to the end of the course. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late assignments will be penalized accordingly. There is no provision for rewriting late assignments, regardless of the grade awarded. Students must contact faculty in advance of due date to discuss extensions.

Make-up opportunities for assignments must also be made in advance of the scheduled due date. If an assignment is missed due to class absence, any official documentation that might be grounds for arranging a make-up opportunity must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class. Make-up opportunities do not apply to all graded assignments.

Final Project:
The final project will constitute 30% of the final grade. 

Grading scheme:
 

Assignments 70%
Final Project 30%


All the academic policies of the College at which you registered apply. This includes, but is not limited to policies related to grading, exams, and accommodations.

Student Success:

Please come prepared to participate in class. Make sure you bring your course text to each class, participate in class discussions, hand in any assigned work on time, and attend each and every class. Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood