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On successful completion of this module students should have: Developed an understanding of the social and cultural forces shaping Irish Catholicism in the twentieth century. Assessed the influence of religious ideology on the development of the independent state. Evaluated the historiographical and critical debates surrounding religion, society and culture in this period.Critically analysed key primary and secondary sources. Engaged in group discussion of these sources. Developed their skills in written analysis.Indicative Module Content:
This module will cover the following main areas: Cumann na nGaedheal, Fianna Fáil and the politics of religion; Cumann na nGaedheal, Fianna Fáil and sexual morality; the impact of Catholic social theory; religion and foreign policy; censorship; education; voluntarism and welfarism; institutions and institutional abuse; the impact of Vatican II and Humanae Vitae.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Presentation: A combined 10-15 minute presentation and 1,500 word written essay||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Seminar participation||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Project: 4,000 word research paper||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on the presentation/essay will given individually and via Brightspace. Written and oral feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis on preparatory plans and bibliographies for the end-of-semester research project. Feedback on the end-of-semester research project will be given individually.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Mon 11:00 - 11:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Tues 09:00 - 10:50|
|Seminar||Offering 1||Week(s) - 6||Tues 09:00 - 10:50|