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On completion of this module, the student will be able to: 1. Define what is meant by 'Les rites de passage' and discuss associated rites and ceremonials. 2. Demonstrate familiarity with some of the most important theoretical approaches to the study of the life cycle. 3. Give an overview of the primary archival sources for the study of life-cycle ritual in Ireland and make use of archival material to analyse the form and function of Irish life-cycle traditions. 4. Evaluate the role of particular verbal and dramatic performances on major life-cycle occasions. 5. Locate Irish life-cycle traditions in a global context and assess them accordingly, drawing on key ethnological and anthropological frameworks. 6. Evaluate the relationship between the life-cycle rites observed by official religion and the customs and rites practiced in folk tradition. 7. Acknowledge the changing nature of life-cycle tradition and recognise new and emergent ritual in contemporary culture.
|Student Effort Type
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
|Assignment: 1400 word assignment
|Examination: One 2-hour paper
|2 hour End of Trimester Exam
|Assignment: 2800 word assignment
|Varies over the Trimester
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback in this module is centred around the in-semester continuous assessment components, enabling students to draw on feedback provided for the earlier in-semester component to improve their performance in the later component.
|Dr Tiber Falzett
|Lecturer / Co-Lecturer