HS 340 - History of Ireland 1798-1922

This course provides an overview of modern Irish history and its primary focus is from the 1798 Rebellion to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. Between the late eighteenth century and the early twentieth century Ireland underwent a period of immense change. The course examines the evolving political, social and cultural life of Ireland throughout the period and concentrates particularly on the development and growth of a revolutionary tradition in Irish republican history. It will also be delivered with an eye to events currently on-going to mark the Decade of Commemorations (1913-1923). The course will begin by providing a narrative framework within which certain key events will be highlighted and examined in detail. Using primary and secondary source analysis including visual images, literature, songs, poems, newspapers, and plays the course will explore the changing impact of significant historical events on modern Ireland.

NOTE: This course is offered during the regular semester and in the summer. For summer sections, the course schedule is condensed, but the content, learning outcomes, and contact hours are the same.

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