History of Ireland to 1800

Ref: C2339913

Ireland is a land of myth and legend. We will look at the early historyof the Emerald Isle and consider the different immigrant groups who arrived. The impact of the arrival of christinaity is key to understanding Ireland. The Normans and Tudors changed the relationship between Ireland and the rest of the home nations. Oliver Cromwell and the impact of the Civil War on Ireland shaped memories for a very long time afterwards. Much of the seventeenth century belongs to the Protestant Ascendancy and what this meant for native Catholic Gaelic Irish will be explored.

Course aim

Aim is to provide a brief introduction to the History of Ireland by considering some important events.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Explain the impact of immigration on the early History of Ireland
  • Evaluate the development of the plantation of Ulster.
  • Assess the role of Oliver Cromwell.
  • Interpret the Protestant Ascendancy.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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History of Ireland to 1800

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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