HUM10010 Study Skills in the Humanities

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is for students making the transition to 3rd level study in the areas of Arts and Humanities. The module uses a variety of teaching techniques to build confidence and competence in time management, the use of source materials, research methods, essay writing, note-taking and presentation skills. It is intended for any student who feels that aspects of their learning require specific attention.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this modules students will be able to:
Identify the basic skills underlying the study of the humanities
Take concise, accurate notes
Identify and define an essay topic or theme
Select and find relevant written and internet sources for the exploration of that theme
Utilise citation systems
Define, identify and avoid plagiarism
Organize a communicative essay
Manage time more effectively
Process information effectively
Think critically

Indicative Module Content:

Thinking, finding, communicating

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will comprise two weekly lectures, with tasks at each lecture.
The main component of assessment will be a portfolio of learning that will cover all your modules and will provide evidence of the changes in learning you have made. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
BMGT00030 - Returning to Education II, BMGT10130 - Mastering University Learning, BMGT10190 - Effective Learning and Develop, EDUC10190 - Essay Writing at University, HUM10030 - Introduction to Arts, HUM10040 - Academic Writing in Practice, SMGT10260 - CoreSkills for SportManagement, SOC10050 - Introduction to Social Science

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: rought draft and final form of a set essay Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Journal: writing for learning during lecture hours Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Portfolio: portfolio demonstrating progress in the material covered in the module Week 12 n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Cottrell, S. (2005) Critical Thinking Skills. - This book will help develop your thinking and argumentation skills
Cottrell, S. (2003) The Study Skills Handbook. - This book will help develop your basic study skills
Greetham, B. (2001) How to Write Better Essays. - This book is a good resource for developing your essay writing skills
Pears, R. and G. Shields (2013) Cite Them Right. - This book is an excellent resource for referencing and bibliography
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 15:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 16:00 - 16:50