Irish History

What is this Structured Elective about?
The aspects of Global history covered on this Structured Elective include: Early Irish Kingship and law; the impact of the Vikings in Ireland; the English Lordship of Ireland; the Reformation and Counter-Reformation; population increase and decline; the Great Famine and emigration; changes in religious and medical practices; the Easter Rising and Civil War; the Partition, the Troubles and the Peace Process in Northern Ireland; the Celtic Tiger, the financial crash and the bailout.

Why should I take this Structured Elective?
This structured elective is aimed at 'General Elective' students with an interest in Irish History with a view to broadening and complementing their on-going core programme studies. The provision of structured electives allows students to focus their academic choice through study of a coherent block of modules in Irish history from the medieval period to the twentieth century.

How would this Structured Elective benefit me?
The Irish History structured elective will equip students with the historical and methodological frameworks necessary to understand the various aspects of Irish society.

How do I take the modules in this Structured Elective?
Students who will complete at least 15 ECTS credits of specified modules will qualify for a Structured Elective. The start date of this is September 2017/18.

SelectModuleTitleCredits
Any 3 from: HIS 10310
HIS 10320
HIS 20960
HIS 20970
HIS 21120
HIS 21180
HIS 21240
Ireland's English Centuries
The Making of Modern Ireland, 1800-2000
Living Loving & Dying in 19th Century Ireland 
Early Medieval Ireland: Culture, Society and Politics
Northern Ireland, 1920-2010: from partition to Paisley
Migration and environment in Ireland, 1500-1800
Celts, Romans and Vikings: The Formation of Early Ireland
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