Course: Irish History and Culture

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Course title Irish History and Culture
Course code KAJ/IRE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Koy Christopher Erwin, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
Course content
1.Celtic roots; the role of monasteries 2. Irish landscape; rain, the Atlantic Ocean 3.English invasion; evictions and distribution of land to English owners 4. The religious issues in Ireland 5. The famine and its portrayals (1843-490 6. Emigration out of Ireland 7. De Valera and Collins; struggle for Irish independence 8. The Troubles: civil war and the peace process (1998) 9. Film: Brooklyn or In the Name of Father 10 Women's questions: contraception; referendum on abortion (2018)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course is conceived as introduction to Ireland, its history and culture. No previous knowledge is required. Students must have acquired upper intermediate or above level proficiency. They must have an active interest in the subject matter. The syllabus readings focus on selected texts of Irish history and culture which include also some works of fiction.
Knowledge of Ireland's history as a subjugated colonial nation, struggle for independence, and post-colonial history, including the Northern Irish Civil War; knowledge of Collins and de Valera policies as well as the IRA / UDA conflicts; basic appreciative knowledge of the great Irish poets, novelists and dramatists and their contribution to world literature;
Prerequisites
Upper-Intermediate level proficiency in English

Assessment methods and criteria
Test

Recommended literature
  • Anne Enright. Gathering.
  • Colm Toibin. A Priest in the Family.
  • Edna O'Brien. The Creature.
  • Frank McCourt. Angela's Ashes.
  • G.B.Shaw. Pygmalion.
  • James Joyce. The Dubliners: Grace and Two Gallants.
  • Oscar Wilde. The Ideal Husband.
  • Seamus Heaney. Collected poetry.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter