HI1801: Aspects of Modern Irish History

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 50.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 12 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 4hr(s) Seminars; 1 x 8hr(s) Fieldwork; 152hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Mr Rory O'Dwyer, School of History.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of History.
Module Objective: To introduce students to underlying themes, issues and events that have characterised modern Irish society.
Module Content: The module acts as a foundation level course, introducing students to the broad developments of Irish history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Show an understanding of specific major themes in mordern Irish society
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key events, organisations and personaliites that influenced the course of Irish history from the mid nineteenth century
  • Construct a relevant argument that demonstrates an analytical use of evidence and and 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 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 1200 word essay, 100 marks; 1 x 2000 word document study, 100 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 (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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