ENG2516 - Northern Ireland
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
This course examines the development of Northern Ireland, from the province was established in 1921, until today. The main focus of the course will be on the situation in Northern Ireland after ‘the Troubles’ began in 1968, with an aim to provide insight into the political, economic and social aspects of the modern Northern Irish conflict.
The attempts that have been made in recent decades to find a political (peaceful) solution to the conflict will be given particular emphasis.
After completing this course, you will have:
- gained an overview over Northern Irish history since the forming of the province in 1921.
- gained an insight into, and understanding of, the modern conflict in Northern Ireland since 1968 – “the Troubles” – and the attempts which have been made to resolve it.
- learned to analyse central questions relating to Northern Ireland, and its history.
Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
Recommended previous knowledge
It is recommended to have taken either ENG1505 - British Civilisation or a course in European history before starting this course.
10 credits overlap with ENG4516 - Northern Ireland
Seminar, two hours per week for 10 weeks, 20 hours in all.
Attendance is obligatory at least 8 out of 10 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation to the examination adviser.
You must also hand in a first draft of your paper at a set date. Feedback will be given.
In addition to this, you will prepare an oral presentation together with fellow students for the rest of the class.
Portfolio evaluation consisting of an essay 2000 words +/- 10%, and a two hour written class room exam.
The final essay must be handed in within a certain deadline in Fronter.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
If it's just the class room exam you have missed because of illness, it's possible to apply for a postponed exam. Please contact the exam adviser.
Withdrawal from an examination
A term paper or equivalent that is passed may not be resubmitted in revised form.
If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must do so in Studentweb at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Failure to do so will be counted as one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.