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By the end of this course students will be able to:
- Apply migration theory to the Irish migration experience since 1945
- Explain how emigration and immigration have shaped modern-day Ireland
- Compare and contrast Ireland’s migration experiences with other countries
- Critically engage with a variety of primary and secondary material
- Contribute regularly and in a meaningful way to class discussion
- Write scholarly essays to the standard of a level 3 student of history
The module addresses such topics as:
- Why do people migrate?
- What impact does immigration have on a destination society?
- The ‘vanishing Irish’, 1945-1960
- The Irish experience abroad in the 1950s
- Return migrants, 1960s-1970s
- Banana republic? The 1980s exodus
- Return migration and the Irish diaspora
- Seeking asylum in Ireland
- Labour immigration and Ireland
- Ireland compared
- Migration nation
|Student Effort Type
|Specified Learning Activities
|Autonomous Student Learning
|Seminar (or Webinar)
Not applicable to this module.
|% of Final Grade
Not yet recorded.
• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Feedback on the presentation / 1,500 document analysis OR interview assignment will be given in writing. Oral feedback will be provided on an ongoing basis on preparatory plans for the document analysis and the end-of-semester essay. Feedback on end-of-semester essays is given individually by appointment after submission and grading.