Dr. Andrew Sanders (More Info)
The Original Brexit: Ireland's 1920 Exit from the British Empire
December 26, 2019 —January 08, 2020
History , Political Science
Study the breakup of the United Kingdom in the United Kingdom. In this class, students will explore the often violent relationship between Britain and Ireland from the 1800 Act of Union through the partition of Ireland and the creation of two Irish states under the 1920 Government of Ireland Act. By visiting historic sites (such as Parliament and museums in London) as well as field trips to sites of cultural interest (such as the London Irish Centre), students will gain an appreciation of the historical complexities of the British-Irish relationship and the evolving interaction between the Irish and English people.
Completion of three hours of political science/government courses.
Physical Activity Requirements:
Expect 4-6 miles of walking on class days.