American History Special

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    American History Special

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Through lectures and seminars, students will be introduced to an area of specialisation in which the lecturer has special expertise.

    Learning Outcomes:
    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Critically evaluate a range of primary sources to highlight an aspect of US history
    -Compose at least one mid-length written analysis of an approved topic on the course
    -Develop an understanding of a specialised area of US history through the use of guided reading lists
    -Contribute to self and group learning through active participation in class discussions and/or presentations

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    36 contact hours or equivalent (lectures, seminars, field trips, etc.)

    Continuous Assessment: 100%

    Continuous Assessment detail(s): 7,500 word essay or shorter essay combined with class assignments/tests; Essay to be submitted by Monday prior to commencement of end-of-semester examinations.

    Penalties: No late material accepted unless medical or other compelling reasons are established in writing. The expectation is for full attendance by students. Explanation in writing is required in every case of absence. The project/essay of a candidate who has missed more than 50% of classes will not be eligible for assessment under any circumstances. At the discretion of the lecturer, an individual module may have additional specifications in this regard, which will be indicated in advance of registration.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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