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HIST328 Irish and Scottish Migrations in the 19th and 20th Centuries

A critical examination of the causes and consequences of migration from Ireland and Scotland since 1800.

This paper examines the causes and consequences of two of modern Europe's largest population flows: the Irish and the Scots. It adopts a broad chronological, geographical and thematic approach and gives students the opportunity to work with original sources, including personal letters, oral histories and ethnic periodicals.

Paper title Irish and Scottish Migrations in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Paper code HIST328
Subject History
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $868.95
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,656.70

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18 200-level HIST,ARTH or ARTV points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
Teaching staff
Professor Angela McCarthy
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and tutorials.
Course materials will be made available electronically.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of the patterns and processes of Scottish and Irish migration
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the main themes and debates surrounding the causes and consequences of migration from Scotland and Ireland
  • Evaluate diverse concepts and perspectives about migration
  • Evaluate the key benefits, drawbacks and interpretations of primary and secondary sources
  • Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Thursday 10:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
T2 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 13, 15, 19-21