Ireland in the 20th Century

Ref: C2340729

The History of Ireland with regards to the period after partition is central to the course. Both the History of Northern and Southern Ireland will be considered Key events like the reaction of Eire to World War Two and ' The Troubles' will be examined. A range of important people will also be examined such as Eamonn de Valera and Ian Paisley. As the issue of the hard or soft border rumbles on connections to current events will be made.

Course aim

The aim is to provide a brief introduction to the History of Ireland in the twentieth century by looking at key events and individuals.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Describe in detail 'The Troubles'.
  • Explain the methods used to highlight civil rights issues
  • Assess the role of key individuals on events in the twentieth century

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

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?

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Ireland in the 20th Century

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