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The Modern History course enables learners to study the forces that have shaped today's world and provides them with a broader and deeper comprehension of the world in which they live.

The focus is on the 20th and 21st Century from the end of World War I (1914-1918) until 2010.  Modern History enhances students 'curiosity and imagination, and their appreciation of larger themes, individuals, movements, events and ideas that have shaped the contemporary world.

Modern History, Level 3, TASC, HSM 315117

This subject guide will help you locate the resources you will find particularly useful when commencing your studies in this area. Here is the best place to find books, information about databases and a guide to appropriate websites.

Referencing advice: The TASC  and your teachers at St Patrick's College expect you to present your work with citations and a reference list in the Harvard format. Go to the Library's Referencing Guidelines for extended help in this area. The Library staff are always happy to help you with any queries you may have in regard to referencing requirements for any research you are undertaking.

Independent studies (IPs): When undertaking any independent study, research or book review you must allow yourself enough time to search for and locate the material you will need. To help you a booking sheet is kept at the Library desk where you may book an individual time with one of the Library staff when commencing any research for Modern History.

Faculty Resources: All material purchased for the teachers of modern history is also available for student use if it is not required by the teachers. The resources are kept in the Library and can be found using the Library catalogue.