Undergraduate Course: The Making of Modern Ireland, c.1798-1940: Politics and Society (HIST10281)
|School of History, Classics and Archaeology
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
|The course aims to provide an understanding of some of the central themes within the history of Ireland in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It addresses the issues of emerging republicanism and unionism, the evolution of Catholic politics, and the impact of famine and migration on Irish society: it is concerned with the origins of the Irish revolution, and the resolution of the war of independence into what has sometimes been described as the counter-revolution of the 1920s. The course is designed to complement existing general courses on modern British and on modern Scottish history. It is also designed with a view to complementing more specialist courses on other modern Irish or British-Irish themes.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
|Visiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|More than most national historiographies, the literature on modern Ireland is characterised by scholarly and political dispute. Students will develop their ability to assess evidence, and to formulate defensible arguments from a range of reading. They will be introduced to themes which have a relevance both to modern Ireland and to wider modern British and continental European history.
|The course will demand one 3000 word essay and one two-hour examination. The essay will make up one third of the final assessment. The exam will be worth two-thirds of the final assessment. Students can expect written feedback and individual consultation on their work.
|Prof Alvin Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3848
|Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781