Ireland in the Modern World

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland in the Modern World

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    History, Irish Culture, Political Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    Political structures, socio-economic forces, ideologies, and cultural artefacts.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    - Identify and analyse a number of themes in modern Irish history
    - Compile two short to mid-length essays on selected topics in the course using a broad range of secondary sources and some primary sources
    - Contribute significantly to self- and group-learning through active participation in tutorial sessions
    - Independently consult a range of relevant source material to broaden knowledge gained from lectures and tutorials

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    - Lectures: 24 hours
    - Tutorials: 12 hours

    - Continuous Assessment: 40%
    - University scheduled written examination: 60%

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