HIS3206 : The Irish Revolution, 1879-1923
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Fergus Campbell
- Owning School: History, Classics and Archaeology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
This module will consider the origins and dynamics of the Irish revolution (1916-1923) in the broader context of political, social, economic and cultural change between 1879 and 1916.
In particular, the module will examine popular political activity and explore the ideas, activities and experiences of ordinary men and women in Ireland during this turbulent period. The revolutionary era witnessed an extraordinary outpouring of radical ideas, and a wide range of nationalist, socialist and feminist texts will be analysed alongside more conventional political documents.
Finally, the module will consider the applicability of the broader theories of revolution to the Irish case.
At a more general level, the module will provide students with an opportunity to investigate selected problems in some depth, including the appraisal of selected source material and the critical examination of current historiography.
Outline Of Syllabus
An-depth study of the Irish Revolution of 1916-1923 in the wider of political, social, cultural and economic developments in Ireland since the beginning of the Land War (1879-82)
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||55||1:00||55:00||1/3 of guided indpendent study|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||55||1:00||55:00||1/3 of guided indepedent study|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||12||3:00||36:00||seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||54||1:00||54:00||1/3 of guided indendent study|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Seminars encourage independent study and promote improvements in oral communication, problem-solving skills and adaptibility.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||25||Essay/doc.commentary of 1,500 to 2,000 words (inc footnotes but excluding bibliograhy)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Exams test acquisition of a clear general knowledge of the subject plus the ability to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge and detailed knowledge of aspects of the subject to new questions, problem-solving skills, adaptability, the ability to work unaided and to write clearly and concisely.
Documentary commentary exercises and examinations test knowledge and understanding of the texts set for the module.
Submitted work tests intended knowledge and skills outcomes, develops key skills in research, reading and writing.
This module can be made available to Erasmus students only with the agreement of the Head of Subject and of the Module Leader. This option must be discussed in person at the beginning of your exchange period. No restrictions apply to study-abroad, exchange and Loyola students.
All Erasmus students at Newcastle University are expected to do the same assessment as students registered for a degree.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending semester 1 only are required to finish their assessment while in Newcastle. This will take the form of an alternative assessment, as outlined in the formats below:
Modules assessed by Coursework and Exam:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be one essay in addition to the other coursework assessment (the length of the essay should be adjusted in order to comply with the assessment tariff); to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Modules assessed by Exam only:
The normal alternative form of assessment for all semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be two 2,000 word written exercises; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Modules assessed by Coursework only:
All semester 1 non-EU study abroad students will be expected to complete the standard assessment for the module; to be submitted no later than 12pm Friday of week 12. The essays should be set so as to assure coverage of the course content to date.
Study-abroad, non-Erasmus exchange and Loyola students spending the whole academic year or semester 2 are required to complete the standard assessment as set out in the MOF under all circumstances.