History 2 - Ireland Encounters Scandinavia: The Viking Age

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    History 2 - Ireland Encounters Scandinavia: The Viking Age

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, European Studies, History, Irish Culture

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    The period 795-1169 in Irish history is one in which Ireland's encounter with the Viking-age Scandinavians had far reaching effects on Ireland's history ? political, military, economic, social and cultural. This module seeks first to set that encounter in context by exploring the north Atlantic Viking-age historical experience more generally. The second half of the module focuses closely on the Viking impact on Ireland specifically in what may be called the 'Long Viking Age', which extends to the eve of the advent of the Normans in Ireland in the 1160s.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    - Critically evaluate Irish history from the 9th to the 12th century with the focus upon the impact of the Vikings.
    - Demonstrate analytical, critical and essay-writing skills.

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    - Lectures: 24 hours

    - Continuous Assessment: 50%
    - University scheduled written examination: 50%

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