School of Humanities Discipline Course Title History Bachelor of Arts (Omnibus), CONNECT BAs Module Coordinator Module Title Dr. Mary Harris Dr. Gearóid Barry HI111 War & Society: Europe and Ireland in the Age of the Great War Semester Two 3 x 1 hour lectures for 12 weeks; plus weekly tutorial. Lecture times Teaching Format Brief outline of content Learning Outcomes Assessment Types and Deadlines Required Text This team-taught course aims to examine war and revolution in Ireland and Europe in the period circa 1910-23. The First World War occasioned nationalist mobilizations across Europe. Itself the product of growing international tension since the 1890s, this ‘total war’ transformed the lives of women and men, from battlefields and factories to the cinema house. Particular attention is paid to the British and German experiences of the war. In Ireland, a militarization of politics preceded the war with divisions between nationalists and unionists over Home Rule in 1912. The war effort in turn divided Irish nationalists and was the backdrop to the 1916 Rising. The course will provide a clear narrative of the radicalization of politics in Ireland, culminating in the creation of a new state by Sinn Féin, albeit with the drawbacks of partition in the north (from 1920) and civil war between old comrades in the south in 1922. At the course’s end, the committed student should have: Developed a critical approach to reading and interpreting sources, both written and visual Developed the ability to organise and prioritise material Attempted writing four short document commentaries Discerned common themes in Irish and European history Acquired a grasp of the narrative of events in Ireland, Britain and on the continent in the period of the First World War. 2 x 1,000-word essays during term/ 2-hour Examination. Helpful reading: Charles Townshend, Easter 1916. The Irish Rebellion (Penguin, 2006) Hew Strachan (ed.), The Oxford illustrated history of the First World War (OUP, 2004) John Horne (ed.), Our War: Ireland and the Great War (RIA, 2008) School of Humanities Discipline Course Title Module Coordinator Module Title Lecture times Teaching Format Brief outline of content Learning Outcomes History Bachelor of Arts (Omnibus), CONNECT BAs Dr. Mary Harris Dr. Gearóid Barry Writing the History of War and Society Semesters One and Two Weekly one-hour history tutorial: sign-up in September for year. In this course, students learn to engage with primary source material and develop a critical awareness of historical scholarship with a view to developing their own writing skills. Engaging with source material that relates to the subject areas of their two other modules – on Ireland and Europe in the ages of the French Revolution and the First World War – students will learn how to analyse different types of document, textual, visual and audiovisual, and to begin the learning experience of independent reading and writing. Facilitated by means of weekly small-group teaching, this module will be assessed by means of four written assignments designated by the course instrucutors. A Writing Skills section will also be given in Semester Two. Assessment Types and Deadlines Required Text Develop reading and library skills beginning with core books adverted to in lectures Take first steps in independent reading by retrieving other material on the course reading list Discussion of primary sources in tutorial setting Developed a critical approach to reading and interpreting sources, both written and visual Write coherent short essays 4 x 1,000-word essays plus 1 Writing Skills test taken during second semester See the readings indicated for the two other First Year history modules.