HIST 797 (02) - Colloquium

Colloquium/Modern Ireland

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 50210
Selected topics in American, European, and non-Western history. Required of history majors. Students must elect section in the department office at the time of registration. Prereq: HIST 500. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Section Comments: Modern Ireland: From the Great Famine to Brexit
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Nicoletta Gullace

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 T 9:10am - 12:00pm HORT 422
Additional Course Details: 

HIST 797 sec. 02

This seminar focuses on the turbulent history of Ireland, covering the catastrophe of the Great Famine, the struggle for independence, and the quest for identity in a still divided nation. Many individuals made this History: peasant women and their starving families, Fenian revolutionaries, artists & playwrights, Boston-Irish politicians, Catholic and Protestant terrorists, and bureaucrats attempting to negotiate a “back-stop” before Great Britain’s dramatic exit from the European Union. Each student will undertake a major research project, based on a combination of primary sources and secondary readings. Students should expect to engage actively in class discussions, focused on major readings in Irish Studies, and to work diligently on their Capstone Research Project outside of class. The best essays will be selected for presentation at UNH’s signature Undergraduate Research Conference in the spring. Fulfills the Group II requirement for the History Major.