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Introduction to History: Ireland's Troubled Past

HIST 177
Fall 2019
Section: 01  
Course Cluster: Health Studies

Ireland's history has been contested by its historians since the start of the 18th century. Was it a colony under the brutal occupation of a foreign power, its neighbor England; or was it an integral part of the United Kingdom with the rights and benefits of the other parts of the realm? The differences in how the island's past was viewed by its inhabitants would contribute to Ireland's partition in 1923 and the ongoing violence in Northern Ireland that lasted until 1999. This course will examine various sorts of primary historical sources from government documents produced by the island's elites to the song lyrics and oral history preserved by the island's people to understand their past. Lastly, we will examine the attempt by Irish historians from both sides of the political divide to produce historical narratives to unite rather than divide the peoples of Ireland.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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