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    Critical examination of the social, political, religious, cultural, and economic history of Ireland from 1798 until the present day.

    This paper examines the major themes and events of Ireland's history since 1798 including famine; wars, revolutions and protests; mass emigration and the diaspora; religion and sectarianism; republicanism, nationalism and unionism; and the richness of Irish culture. Students will also become familiar with how scholars have debated and re-interpreted these events over the years.

    About this paper

    Paper title Modern Irish History Since 1798
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    One 100-level HIST paper or 54 points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Teaching staff
    Professor Angela McCarthy
    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.

    Course materials will be made available electronically.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of key themes, events, and debates in Irish history
    • Identify strengths and weaknesses in historiographical interpretations of Irish history
    • Communicate effectively both in writing and verbally
    • Present analyses and arguments in accordance with scholarly conventions


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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