History has shaped modern Irish life in ways that are many and complex. This course opens with an exploration of Irish culture and society in a new millennium. What is it about Ireland that is unique? And what is it, instead, that is part of a shared human experience that transcends borders, whether political or geographic? The course examines how millennia of history have shaped life on the island from the arrival of the first humans, through the Irish experience within the British Empire, and on to a partitioned island which is organized into two states: Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The course will also assess how Ireland has been shaped by emigration, by Famine, and by media, among other forces. Woven through the course will be an appraisal of continuity and change in political, social, economic and cultural dimensions of Irish history.
Lectures: Thursdays 4:00 - 6:00 pm beginning 26 January, 2017
Tutorials: There are no tutorials for this module.
If you are taking this module for credit, please take note of the dates below:
Term dates for study/revision:
Monday 13 March to Saturday 25 March, 2017
Saturday 29 April to Saturday 6 May, 2017
Term dates for exams:
Monday 8 May to Saturday 20 May, 2017
Open Learning Fee (audit only) €325 per module
Open Learning Fee (with assessment) €500 per 5 credit module
Upgrading from audit to credit: You may upgrade from being an audit student to a credit student up to three weeks into term. Please note, however, that you can't change back to being an audit student - if you decide not to complete the assignments and/or sit the exams, this will appear on your academic record.
There are no concessions available for Open Learning modules.
Refunds may in some instances be available for extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness, within two weeks of the start of the module. Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing, with supporting documents where appropriate.
Dr Paul Rouse