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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title The Irish Revival and Revolution , 1884-1922
Module Code HY329
School 68
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Marnie Hay
Semester 2: Marnie Hay
Autumn: Marnie Hay
Module TeachersMarnie Hay
Grania Shanahan
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Students may resit the research proposal and dissertation assessments. They cannot resit seminar attendance and participation or the class research presentation.

The Irish Revival and Revolution, 1884-1922 explores the connection between the cultural, economic, political and military revival of Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the Irish revolution of c. 1912-22.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and locate primary historical source material, and access and engage with it in archival and research repository settings.
2. Engage critically with secondary and primary source matter.
3. Comprehend and analyse the context and historiography of the Irish revival and revolution, and evaluate contested interpretations.
4. Deploy appropriate research methods and methodologies, and develop and present reasoned and evidentially supported historical argument, both orally and in writing.
5. Identify, pursue and complete an original piece of historical research.
6. Engage in self-directed learning by specialising in areas of personal interest.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture44One lecture and one seminar per week
Independent Study206Assigned reading, independent research, and preparation of written assignments and PowerPoint presentation.
Total Workload: 250

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative Content
This module explores the connection between the cultural, economic, political and military revival of Ireland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the Irish revolution of c. 1912-22. It examines the various organisations and movements that generated this revival and assesses their individual and collective contributions to the Irish revolution. Through a combination of class discussion and the completion of oral and written assignments, students will learn how to identify, locate, interrogate and utilise primary source documents relevant to this period in modern Irish history.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationSeminar preparation, attendance and participation10%As required
Research PaperResearch Project Proposal: 2,000-word research project proposal and annotated bibliography20%As required
Research PaperDissertation: 5,000 word dissertation based on the student's research project. Research topics require module coordinator approval.60%As required
PresentationPowerPoint presentation in class on the student's research project10%As required
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    59688, Online Resources, 0, Relevant articles, book chapters, and primary source documents as well as a comprehensive reading list will be made available on the module’s Loop site.,
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