Head of Department:

  • Mr P Casserly     

Teachers

  • Mr F. Timmons
  • Ms L. Ward

 

Year 1

How we find out about the past

  • General introduction to the job of the historian and the methods s/he uses which will inform the rest of the course.
  • Study, based on archaeological evidence, of pre-Christian and early Christian Ireland and one ancient civilisation under these headings: houses, food, family life, work, art, crafts, tools and burial customs.
  • Study, based on buildings, settlements and other material sources, of medieval society, specifically: city, manor, castle, monastery and parish
  • Study, based on visual sources and biography, of Renaissance art, architecture, printing and learning in various countries across Europe

 

Year 2

Studies of change

  • General introduction to the job of the historian and the methods s/he uses which will inform the rest of the course
  • Change in European view of the world (15th/16th c.)
  • Exploration by sea - causes and consequences
  • Religious change (16th c.): Activities of reformers - causes and consequences
  • Changes in land ownership in Ireland (16th/17th c.): Ulster and Munster Plantations - causes and consequences
  • Political change (late 18th /early 19th c.): Revolutionary movements in Ireland - causes and consequences
  • Social change (19th c.): Industrial England and rural Ireland - contrasting living and working conditions in the first half of the 19th century
  • The Great Famine is the area of special study 

 

Year 3

Understanding the modern world

  • General introduction to the job of the historian and the methods s/he uses which will inform the rest of the course
  • Studies of political developments in Ireland in the 20th century which helped to shape contemporary Ireland
  • Analysis of social change in Ireland from c.1900 to 2000
  • Studies of international history in the 20th century; sources of conflict and strategies to resolve conflict