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HI4001: SPECIAL SUBJECT: IRISH TROUBLES (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 11:43


Course Overview

This course examines the events known collectively as the “Irish Troubles”. That is, the origins, development and partial conclusion of non-violent and violent opposition to the continuation of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the mid-1960s until the present day. Download course guide.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Colin Barr

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Erasmus Off Campus or History (HI)
  • Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

This course examines the events known collectively as the “Irish Troubles”. That is, the origins, development and partial conclusion of non-violent and violent opposition to the continuation of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the mid-1960s until the present day. Topics to be covered include the origins, nature and organization of Northern Ireland; the Ulster Unionist Party; Irish nationalism; the civil rights movement; the IRA and provisional IRA; paramilitary loyalism; political loyalism; the Republic of Ireland and Irish republicanism; the United Kingdom and Ulster Unionism; paramilitary tactics; counter-insurgency tactics; the Hunger Strikes; the ‘Long War’; the origins of the peace process; the Good Friday Agreement and its aftermath; dissident republicanism. Particular attention is paid to the leading personalities involved in the Troubles as well as the competing understandings of Irish (or Ulster, or British) identity that underpinned much of the conflict. The study of original documents and autobiographical accounts as well as popular representations (especially film) forms an integral part of the course.

Further Information & Notes

Students are not permitted to register for this course after the end of week 2 of teaching.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • One 3-hour written examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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