Module Details

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Title IRELAND'S BATTLE FOR IDEAS
Code IRIS114
Coordinator Prof F Shovlin
Institute of Irish Studies
Fshovlin@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Aims

To provide students with an understanding of the various ideas that have shaped modern Ireland;

To explain how these ideas have interacted with one another and how they have shaped political debates and brought about social change;

To enable students to critically assess the various debates on these issues.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will acquire an understanding of the key ideas that shape Irish history and identity.

(LO2) They will be able to determine their relevance both politically and socially, make comparisons between them and understand key debates in the field.

(LO3) Through their seminar discussions and written work, students will develop analytical and research skills by using a wide range of source material.

(LO4) The seminars will encourage students to debate the merits of primary sources and present arguments concisely.

(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills – oral

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - academic writing (including referencing skills)

(S3) Time and project management - personal organisation

(S4) Critical thinking and problem solving - critical analysis

(S5) Working in groups and teams - listening skills

(S6) Information skills - information accessing: locating relevant information. Identifying and evaluating information sources

(S7) Global citizenship - ethical awareness


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Nationalism;

Revivalism;

Catholicism;

Protestantism;

Feminism;

Unionism;

Loyalism;

Republicanism;

Socialism.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.
The lecture will provide a detailed overview of a topic

Teaching method 2 - seminar
The seminar will provide in depth discussion of topics


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 11

10

        21
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 129
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2000 words    100       

Recommended Texts

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