Ireland in the 20th Century

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland in the 20th Century

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    History, Irish Culture

  • 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 examines Ireland?s twentieth century. From one country under the Union to two independent states, this course will analyse the political changes that shaped the century from Home Rule and Unionism to revolution to independence, from dominion to republic, from self-rule to direct rule, from ?ourselves alone? to the EEC, from troubles to peace. It will question the emphasis on the political narrative which has dominated the study of the century, and will consider how the priorities of social, economic and cultural history raise significant challenges for the traditional studies of twentieth century Ireland. Drawing on a wide range of sources and experiences, this course will explore the forces that have shaped Ireland?s twentieth century, the extent to which events in the second half of the century have shaped the analysis and debate of the first fifty years. By placing Ireland?s twentieth century in a broader context it will also consider how the Irish case compares to the experience of other states. It will question how Ireland?s twentieth century has been studied, how the emphasis of the historiography is changing or can change, and whether comparative analysis can confirm or undermine conclusions about the Irish case.

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.

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