Undergraduate Course: The Making of Modern Ireland, c.1798-1940: Politics and Society (HIST10281)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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.
Ireland, beyond the six counties of Northern Ireland, was once a constituent of the United Kingdom, and remains this country's closest European neighbour. Ireland's history is simultaneously distinctive and interconnected with that of modern Britain. This course seeks to explore the political and social history of Ireland from the period of insurgency and union in the 1790s, when some key political ideologies and movements were constructed, through to the achievement and consolidation of Irish independence in the years before the Second World War.
2: Insurgency and Union, 1798-1803.
3: Catholic Politics, 1800-45.
4: The Great Irish Famine, 1845-51.
5: Parnellism: Land and the National Question, 1870-90.
6: British Rule, 1892-1921.
7: Redmondism: Nation and Empire, 1900-18.
8: The Irish Revolution, 1916-23.
9: The Counter-Revolution: Independent Ireland, 1922-37.
10: Consolidating Partition, 1921-40.
11: The Impact of the Second World War.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| 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: 504030).
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have 3 History courses at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses. Enrolments for this course are managed by the CAHSS Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department. All enquiries to enrol must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
2,000 word Mid-term essay (33%)
4,000 word Final essay (67%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, command of the body of knowledge considered in the course;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, an ability to read, analyse and reflect critically upon relevant scholarship;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, an ability to understand, evaluate and utilise a variety of primary source material;
- demonstrate, by way of coursework, the ability to develop and sustain scholarly arguments in oral and written form, by formulating appropriate questions and utilising relevant evidence;
- demonstrate independence of mind and initiative; intellectual integrity and maturity; an ability to evaluate the work of others, including peers.
|1. A Jackson (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish History, paperback (2017)|
2. A.Jackson (ed), Ireland 1798-1998: War, Peace and Beyond, second edition (2010)
3. T.Bartlett (ed), The Cambridge History of Ireland, vol.4: 1880 to the Present, paperback (2018)
4. P. Bew, Ireland: the Politics of Enmity, 1789-2006 (Oxford, 2007)
5. E. Biagini and M. Daly (eds), The Cambridge Social History of Modern Ireland (Cambridge, 2016)
6. D. Ferriter, The Transformation of Ireland, 1900-2000 (2004)
7. D. Fitzpatrick, The Two Ireland, 1912-39 (Oxford, 1998)
8. R.F. Foster, Modern Ireland, 1600-1972 (London, 1989)
9. K.T. Hoppen, Ireland since 1800: Conflict and Conformity (London, 1999)
10. A. Jackson, Home Rule: An Irish History, 1800-2000, paperback edition (London, 2004)
11. J.Kelly (ed), The Cambridge History of Ireland, vol.3: 1730-1880 (2018)
12. C. Ó Gráda, A New Economic History of Ireland, 1780-1939 (Oxford, 1994)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Prof Alvin Jackson
Tel: (0131 6)51 3848
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Ord
Tel: (0131 6)50 3580