Module Details

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Title WARRIORS, WITCHES AND LEGENDS: THE ORIGINS OF IRELAND
Code IRIS109
Coordinator Dr C Downham
Institute of Irish Studies
C.Downham@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2020-21 Level 4 FHEQ First Semester 15

Aims

To develop the 'Learning Outcomes' and 'Skills' listed; 

To develop an awareness and appreciation of the interdisciplinary character of medieval studies;

To advance interest and knowledge about the origins of Ireland.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) An overview of early Irish history, archaeology and geography.

(LO2) Ability to engage in key debates regarding the history and archaeology of Ireland, from the Iron Age to the reign of Henry VIII.

(LO3) Ability to discern the ideological undercurrents and methodologies which have influenced scholarship.

(LO4) Ability to utilize and criticise a range of written and non-written sources pertaining to early Ireland.

(S1) Improving own learning / performance - reflective practice

(S2) Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills – oral

(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - presentation skills - written

(S4) Time and project management - personal action planning

(S5) Working in groups and teams - listening skills

(S6) Critical thinking and problem solving - critical analysis

(S7) Critical thinking and problem solving - creative thinking

(S8) Information skills - information accessing: locating relevant information. Identifying and evaluating information sources

(S9) Global citizenship - cultural awareness

(S10) Research skills - awareness of / commitment to academic integrity


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

The beginnings of Celtic Ireland;

Ireland and the Roman Empire;

The rise of the Uí Néill;

Early Irish art;

The Viking impact;

Brian Ború and the quest for an over-Kingship of Ireland;

The English invasion;

The Rise and Decline of the Norman Colony;

Social and cultural world of late medieval Gaelic Ireland;

Surrender and regrant.


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching method 1 - lecture.
Lectures will provide students with an overview of a subject which will be debated and analysed in more depth during the seminars.

Teaching method 2 - seminar
Students will be encouraged to exercise their skills in evaluating and critiquing primary and secondary sources. Students are encouraged to develop their written and verbal presentation skills through seminar participation and the essay. Seminars provide opportunity for peer review and discussion.

Teaching method 3 - tutorial.
One, one-hour seminar per fortnight.


Teaching Schedule

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

11

6

      28
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 122
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
Presentation. There is a reassessment opportunity. This is not an anonymous assessment. Standard UoL penalties will apply.  5 minutes    10       
Essay. There is a reassessment opportunity. Standard UoL penalties will apply. This is an anonymous assessment.  -2500 words    90       

Recommended Texts

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