Aspects of Irish History 15 Credit, Single Accredited Module, Level 6 - Semester II
The aim of this module is to provide a detailed synthesis of Ireland's history from 1780 to 1891.
The module will look at developments of the period in their social, cultural and economic contexts as well as in their political context.
- End of the 18th century and the birth of Modern Irish Politics 1790 1798
- The Union 1799 1801
- The Catholic Question, 1799 1829
- The Orange Party, 1798 1853
- The Famine
- The Post Famine Years
- Home Rule Movement
- Parnell and the Land Question
- Conservative Policy in Ireland
- Ulster 1853 1886
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to:
- List and describe the main phases of Irish history from 1780 to 1891.
- Discuss a wide range of human activities: social, economic, political, cultural, technological, religious and scientific, within the wider historical narrative.
- Apply theory critically and examine history from different perspectives.
- Conduct a debate among his/her peers about the legacy of relevant historical periods
- Discuss the part played by past historical experience in the definition of heritage and identity in present day Ireland.
Other Essential Information:
Duration: 2hrs/week, 13 weeks
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm / Tuesdays– Semester II
Start date: Tuesday 21st January 2020