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									               UNDERGRADUATE MODULE OFFERINGS 2012-13
                     School of History and Anthropology

Module code HIS2012

Module title Politics and Society in Twentieth-Century Ireland

MODULE CONVENOR: Dr Coleman
TEACHING STAFF: Dr Coleman, Dr McGarry and others

ESTIMATED COURSE SIZE: 84

COURSE CONTENTS
This module spans the course of twentieth-century Ireland. It begins by looking at
economy and society in Ireland in the opening years of the 20th century. It then looks
at the period of violence surrounding the final years of the Union, leading to the
partition of the island with the establishment of Northern Ireland and the setting up of
a devolved administration in Belfast, and the creation of the Irish Free State. The
separate development of these two regimes is then traced across the interwar period,
through the Second World War and on to the outbreak of renewed communal violence
in Northern Ireland in 1969-70. The rocky road to economic independence in the
Republic is also charted, culminating in the phenomenon of the Celtic Tiger. The
final lectures analyse the course of the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland, ending with a
discussion of the Good Friday Agreement.

REQUIREMENTS:

Compulsory elements (MAX. 500 CHARACTERS)

Students must: 1. Complete and submit 2 essays of 1,500 - 2,000 words each. 2. Pass
the examination. 3. Contribute to tutorial discussion.

GOALS & SKILLS: (300 WORDS)

To understand the course of Irish development during the remaining years of the
Union; partitions, independence and devolution in Northern Ireland

TEACHING CONTACT HOURS:

One two hour lecture and one one hour tutorial

MODULE ASSESSMENT

Assessment Profile:           Element type                   Element weight(%)

Essays (2)                                                   40%
Exam                                                         50%
Tutorial contribution                                        10%

								
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