Introduction To Modern Ireland

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction To Modern Ireland

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Government, 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

    This module aims to introduce most of the aspects which comprise contemporary Irish life. It does not privilege history, politics and (high or traditional) culture, as is common in other introductions to Ireland. The module does not dwell on the issue of identity, but rather on what Irish people do. This concrete approach argues that what Irish people do helps us understand who they are. What they do also helps us understand how being Irish interacts with other less abstract identities, like class, gender, and age. It also provides a basis for understanding what is uniquely Irish about Ireland.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Students will be able to discuss in detail a debate relating to at least two major aspects of contemporary Irish life.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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