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HIST218 Modern Irish History Since 1798

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.

Paper title Modern Irish History Since 1798
Paper code HIST218
Subject History
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $955.05
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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

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system