Dr. Bruce Durie has been mentioned several times recently in this newsletter, with the most recent article available at http://goo.gl/ywBFs. He has now added even more credentials.
The following announcement was written by the American School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences:
We, of The American School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences are honored to have appointed to our faculty team, the famed Dr. Bruce Durie, the founder and director of the University of Strathclyde’s (Glasgow, Scotland), Genealogical and Paleographic Studies Programs, of the Post Graduate Certificate, the Post Graduate Diploma and the Master of Science programs. He also teaches at the prestigious University of Edinburgh. The Author of over 25 books his varied background in medicine, teaching and researching in neuropharmacology for over 20 years gave him a start in becoming a full-time genealogist. In addition, he is a broadcaster and lecturer. Acclaimed for his BBC Radio series of “Digging up Your Roots” and a House With a Past” He is also the author of over 25 well known and highly regarded books on family and local history which include “Scottish Genealogy” (History Press, 3rd ed., 2011) He is now preparing three other books to be published in 2012, which include “It is Written.” Documents for Genealogy and Local History. Paleography, Law and Language” (The HistoryPress), “Welsh Genealogy” (The History Press).
His varied background and career focus give him many research interests, among them are: legal documents, their paleography and understanding; DNA in family studies, mediaeval genealogy; educational technology as applied to genealogy and Paleography teaching
Dr. Durie took up his position as Chair of Genealogy and Paleography Studies on October 1, 2011, and will teach Forensic Genealogy as well as other courses. He uses both selected American textbooks and well-researched international status texts published on the continent.
His course in Forensic Genealogy will be up on the website at http://college-of-genealogy.com. It is also posted below. Potential students and those interested are invited to email him with questions about this course. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The nature of evidence and proof. What can you trust? Absence of
evidence vs. evidence of absence. Hidden clues in documents.
Using and interpreting photographs. Using and interpreting maps.
Unorthodox research sources. Directories and databases. Creating
useful databases. Probate research. DNA – Molecular Biology for the faint
hearted. Evolution in action. DNA testing and interpretation. Haplogroups and
migration patterns. Ethnicity, heritage and nationality. Y-DNA exercise. Mitochondrial DNA exercise. Autosomal DNA exercise. Interpreting your own DNA test.
AMERICAN SCHOOL OF GENEALOGY, HERALDRY AND DOCUMENTARY SCIENCES
For some time now, genealogical education has been in a global marketplace. From the beginning when it began the planning of the school in 2008 the founders of The American School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences had as their goal to provide serious genealogists with a more comprehensive view of the field of genealogy as it relates to heraldry and all documentary sciences drawing from the world wide market, in addition to the current and widely practiced technical skills of genealogy.
In addition, the cofounders of this distance learning school of Como,Mississippi http://college-of-genealogy.com wanted to accredit its programs from the beginning thus, legitimizing its programs for the public domain. In May 2011 its Certificate Program was awarded Accreditation with the College of Teachers of London. The College of Teachers is under Charter by the Queen which is accepted accreditation under GAAP (Generally Accepted Accreditation Principles (Bear, 2003, 40). The accredited Certificate Program, “Basics in the Study of Applied Genealogy” is a four-module program which includes modules of, basic genealogy, family history, introduction to heraldry, and theory in genealogy. Teaching in the program includes John Tunesi, Jane Tunesi, Dr. Donald E. Goff, Dr. Carl Lindgren, and Dr. LaWanna L. Blount.
Truly international in its faculty and with its mode of delivery is the example of the Tunesis of London, who schedule tutorials weekly with their U.S. Students from across “the pond”. Currently, the School is developing a licentiate program which is the last two years of a Bachelor’s degree program. The Associate Degree or the first two years of the Bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite for the program.
The Tentative Licentiate Program
The Licentiate Program is the final two years of the Bachelor’s degree and is a 60 credit program which includes a 15, 000 word thesis. The Associate degree or the first two years of a BA is a pre-requisite of the program. Upon completion of the Licentiate, student will be awarded the LCOT from the College and (LGS) Licentiate of Genealogical Studies from ASGHDS.
This Licentiate Program was developed from the needs of many enquiries and requests from students for a degree in genealogical studies.
The Licentiate program at the American School of Genealogy consists of the third and fourth year of the Bachelor’s Degree Program.
A compelling reason why the American School of Genealogy, Heraldry and Documentary Sciences was created was to provide serious genealogists with a more comprehensive view of the field of genealogy as it relates to heraldry and all documentary sciences in addition to the current and widely practiced technical skills of genealogy.
Many societies, associations and schools in the U.S. offer technical or mechanically inclined courses in genealogy. However, as excellent these may be, there is a void in the educational and scientific knowledge as there is no nexus between the aforementioned disciplines in scientific knowledge and writing. Thus, a student regardless of how versed he/she is in genealogy is like an island in the South Pacific without a map.
These modules that we have posted are tentative in our Licentiate Program
At this stage the following modules are being developed. The website will contain the description of each module. (http://college-of-genealogy.com.
The first year consists of ten modules of 3 credits
Module 1 Heraldry I, Personal Heraldry, Prof. John J. Tunesi of Liongam
Module II Land and Property Records, Instructor: Jennifer W. Eklund
Module III Genetics, Prof. Dr. Henry Zaiden
Module IV US Court and Immigration Records, Instructor: Jennifer W. Eklund
Module V Understanding and Using the Genealogical Proof Standard, Prof. Dr. Donald E. Goff
Module VI Operating Your Genealogy Business: Methods and Procedures, Instructor: Jennifer W. Eklund
Module VII Legal Issues in Genealogy, Prof. Dr. Bruce Durie
Module VIII Forensic Genealogy, Prof. Bruce Durie
Module IX Archaeology in Biblical Context, Instructor: George said-Zammit
Module X Chivalry, Prof. Dr. Carl Lindgren
The Second Year consists of 8 modules of 3 credits plus the 6-credit thesis.
Module 1 History of Genealogy, Prof. Bruce Durie
Module II Heraldry II, Corporate Heraldry, Prof. John Tunesi of Liongam
Module III Family History I, Prof. Dr. LaWanna Lease Blount
Module IV Family History II, Instructor: Jane Tunesi of Liongam
Module V Nobiliary Law and Genealogy, Prof. Dr. Donald E. Goff
Module VI Genealogy and the Crusades, Prof. Dr. Carl Lindgren
Module VII Documents and Paleography, Prof. Dr. Bruce Durie
Module VIII Research Methodology, Profs. Dr. Carl Lindgren and Dr. LaWanna
Licentiate Theses – Supervisor: Primary Mentor
There will be a limited number of Teaching Assistantship positions open for qualified students to assist in teaching in the Certificate or the Licentiate Program.
This is a scholarship toward tuition reduction. Qualified professors will supervise students.
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