Radicalism and Revlolution - Irish Political History and the IRA
Contact InformationHolger Oswald
Faculty-Led Program Advisor
Dublin, Kilkenny, Killarney, Galway, Westport, Donegal, Derry, Belfast, Ireland
These courses will appear on this university's transcript.
Requirements & Other Information
- A GPA of 2 is required.
- The student must also know .
- ACCESS TYPES - None Specified
- This program is administered by our campus.
Radicalism and Revolution - Irish Political History and the IRA combines an historical perspective with contemporary analysis of the political history of Ireland with a particular focus on the Irish War of Independence in the early 20th century, the “Troubles” of Northern Ireland in the 1970’s and 80’s, and the current iterations of the IRA and Real IRA. This course of study will examine the theoretical and practical elements of radicalism, terrorism, and revolutions in general but with a particular focus on the Irish case. This course will provide a broad theoretical framework to consider these issues as well as an applied international experience from which students can draw gain greater insight. Student Learning Outcomes: • Define and explain the historical development of concepts related to radicalism, revolutions, and terrorism • Describe and explain various types of violent political action • Compare and contrast competing theories regarding the nature and causes of terrorism and radicalism • Describe and explain various counterterrorism measures • Provide a nuanced overview of the politics and historical events that led to the Irish War of Independence • Provide a nuanced overview of the politics and historical events that led to the rise of the IRA and conflict known as The Troubles • Describe and explain the various actors and motivations involved in the conflict between the IRA and the British government • Apply ideas and concepts learned to contemporary political discussions of radicalism and revolutions. • Apply ideas and concepts learned to contemporary political discussions of radicalism and revolutions.