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HI1002: Modern Ireland: Culture, Politics and Society

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 6, Max 450.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semester 1.
Teaching Methods: 24 x 1hr(s) Lectures
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Donal O Drisceoil, School of History.
Lecturer(s): Dr Donal O Drisceoil, School of History; Dr Maeve O'Riordan, School of History; Staff, School of History.
Module Objective: To introduce students to underlying themes, issues and events that have characterised modern Irish history.
Module Content: The module acts as a foundation level course, introducing students to the broad developments of modern Irish history, from the 1850s to the 1990s.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Show an understanding of specific major themes in modern Irish history.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key events, organisations and personalities that influenced the course of Irish history from the mid nineteenth century.
  • Construct a relevant argument that demonstrates an analytical use of evidence and a familiarity with various historical interpretations.
  • Communicate in writing effectively and present work in a manner that conforms to scholarly conventions and subject conventions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work under the constraints imposed by the component of assessment, such as word limits and deadlines.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word essay to be submitted on a date prescribed by the School: 50 marks; 1 x 2,000-word document study to be submitted on a date prescribed by the School: 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (a failed or non-submitted element of continuous assessment, as prescribed by the School, must be submitted in the autumn on a date prescribed by the School).

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