DN530 BA Humanities Classics, English & History (CAS2)

The BA Humanities is an innovative, interdisciplinary four-year programme that combines multiple subjects to provide coherence and depth to student learning within nine carefully structured pathways. Taught by expert academics in the Arts and Humanities, the BA Humanities programme offers both intensive training in particular disciplines and unique skill sets that are developed by bringing together subjects that and relate closely to each other. Students will gain essential life and employment skills, including critical, analytical and creative thinking, and expert communications, while learning how to be adaptable and flexible in preparation for employment in a dynamic work environment.

The Classics, English and History pathway will bring students to the heart of vital questions about society, history and culture as they explore a wide variety of texts from classical antiquity to the modern age. It will provide the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of human experience in Europe and its associated cultures from earliest times to the present day and explore issues of memory, truth and understanding that have fascinated people at all times and in all places. A strong focus on the fluent articulation and analysis of ideas means students on this pathway will gain the cultural capital and transferable skills most valued by employers, whether in the private commercial, arts and heritage, or public sector.

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This programme provides students with an in-depth grounding in three cognate subject areas: Classics, English, and History. Students who take this course will benefit from cross-disciplinary study of literature, history, and culture from antiquity to the present day. The first three years of the programme focus on training and building expertise and skills in the three disciplinary areas. In English students will learn the skills of close readings and textual analysis in different genres, in History they will study the working methods of historians in Ireland and the world from the fall of Rome to the modern period, and in Classics they will use literary and historical analysis along with the evidence of art and archaeology to reconstruct the lost worlds of the Greek and Roman past. It is expected that on completion of the third year students will have accumulated 45 credits in each subject area. Interdisciplinarity will be emphasized in Stage 3, with a core seminar on a key theme (e.g. writing lives, the idea of Europe, rhetoric, disasters, revolution and rebellion). The focus of the final year will be the dissertation, work placement or study abroad exchange. It is envisioned that the use of programme electives will enable students to graduate with the necessary 60 credits to satisfy Teaching Council requirements for all three subjects.


1 - Use skills of inquiry, research, critical thinking, and problem solving to pursue and evaluate knowledge.
2 - Challenge assumptions and develop creative solutions to problems including through the independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods.
3 - Demonstrate effective communication, digital expertise, collaboration and leadership skills to convert decisions and commitments into action.
4 - Understand the ethical implications of ideas, communications, and actions including demonstrated awareness of the historical and cultural construction of knowledge systems and traditions
5 - Understand the relevance and contribution of the Humanities to contemporary society and cultural practice including an ability to articulate the links between past and present as well as the influence of the past on shaping community and societal structures and beliefs.
6 - Articulate advocacy of human, social and cultural values with a propensity towards and awareness of the value of life-long learning, an understanding of how to learn, including an appreciation of the complexity of ideas, of societies, cultures and language.

UCD Arts & Humanities Programme Office,
Newman Building,
Belfield,
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 8321/8102

Web: www.ucd.ie/ahss

Stage 1

Students are pre-registered to 10 core modules (50 credits). Students should then choose 1 option module (5 credits) and 1 elective module (5 credits).
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Semester 1 and Semester 2.

Stage 3

Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select at least 15 credits in each subject. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester from the stage 3 option lists.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
CEH10010 Interpreting Evidence Autumn

5

ENG10230 Reading World Literature Autumn

5

GRC10200 Classical Greece Autumn

5

HIS10070 The Making of Modern Europe: 1500-2000 Autumn

5

HIS10310 Ireland's English Centuries Autumn

5

ENG10030 Literary Genre: the Art of Criticism and the Craft of Writing Spring

5

ENG10220 Literature and Crisis Spring

5

GRC10140 Classical Myth: An Introduction Spring

5

GRC10180 The Age of Augustus Spring

5

HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Option modules
     
ENG10130 Contemporary Irish Writing Autumn

5

GRC10170 Lost Cities of the Ancient World Autumn

5

HIS10450 Radicals and Revolutionaries Autumn

5

GRC10190 War and the Hero: The Epics of Homer and Virgil Spring

5

HIS10320 The Making of Modern Ireland, 1800-2000 Spring

5

HIS10440 The United States, 1776-1991 Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Option modules
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
ENG20450 Writing and Performance in the Age of Shakespeare: Renaissance Literature Autumn

5

GRC20220 Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians Autumn

5

HIS21140 History Today Autumn

5

HUM20040 Primary Source Research in the Humanities A: Exploring UCD Cultural Heritage Collections Autumn

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN6OF:
Stage 2 Options
     
ENG20400 Critical Theory Autumn

5

ENG20440 Reading the story of Ireland: Irish Literature in English Autumn

5

ENG20460 From Victorian to Modern Literature, 1830-1914 Autumn

5

GRC20010 Alexander and his Successors Autumn

5

GRC20290 The Comedies of Aristophanes Autumn

5

HIS20460 Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages Autumn

5

HIS20950 European Statecraft, Strategy & Culture, c. 1470-c.1770: Personalities & Power Autumn

5

HIS21180 Migration and Environment in Ireland, 1500 - 1800 Autumn

5

HIS21220 Modern China Since 1600 Autumn

5

HIS21270 France Since the Revolution Autumn

5

ENG20250 Twentieth-Century Drama: From Naturalism to Postmodernism Spring

5

ENG20410 Reading Medieval Literature Spring

5

ENG20430 Modern American Literature Spring

5

ENG20490 Romanticism Spring

5

GRC20030 Early Roman Empire Spring

5

GRC20230 Heracles the Hero Spring

5

GRC20240 Piracy in World History Spring

5

GRC20270 The Athenian Empire Spring

5

HIS20820 Nazi Germany Spring

5

HIS20960 Living Loving & Dying in 19th Century Ireland Spring

5

HIS21170 The Making of the Middle East Spring

5

HIS21240 Celts, Romans and Vikings: The Formation of Early Ireland Spring

5

HIS21260 From the Goldmines to Trump: A global history of nativism and anti-immigration since the mid-19th c. Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - A)MIN6OF:
Stage 2 Options
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN0OF:
This a College of Arts and Humanities module, It is the equivalent of an elective. You take it instead of taking one of your Stage 2 electives. Please make sure that you have selected the correct number of programme options from the list above. This is not one of your required options. It is recommended in particular if you are considering applying for an internship option next year
     
HUM20030 Career Readiness (Humanities) Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN0OF:
This a College of Arts and Humanities module, It is the equivalent of an elective. You take it instead of taking one of your Stage 2 electives. Please make sure that you have selected the correct number of programme options from the list above. This is not one of your required options. It is recommended in particular if you are considering applying for an internship option next year
     
Stage 3 Options - *A)MINOF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of 1 History 10 credit module. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Autumn

10

HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn

10

HIS31460 Medicine, Culture and Society Autumn

10

HIS31500 Past, Present and Future in Medieval England Autumn

10

HIS31510 Religion & Society in Independent Ireland, 1922-1968 Autumn

10

HIS31720 Irish Emigration and the Diaspora, 1800-2012 Autumn

10

HIS31860 Slavery and the New World Autumn

10

HIS31900 Roads to Heaven & Hell Autumn

10

HIS32430 Florence 1200 - 1400 Autumn

10

HIS32550 Gender, War and Memory: Women in Late Qing and Republican China Autumn

10

HIS32650 Migration Nation: The Irish Migration Experience since 1945 Autumn

10

HIS32690 Revolution and War in Twentieth-Century Vietnam Autumn

10

HIS32710 Manufacturing Truth in the Modern World Autumn

10

HIS32730 The Digital Humanities Autumn

10

HIS32660 Conservative Political Activism in the United States, 1960-1980 Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

HIS32720 Frontiers of Empire Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

HIS31290 Gender, Sexuality and Family in Ireland, 1870s-1970s Spring

10

HIS31310 Madness and Civilisation Spring

10

HIS31400 British Atlantic History, 1607-1776 Spring

10

HIS31760 Irish Foreign Policy, 1919-73: A Place Among the Nations Spring

10

HIS31840 The First World War: cultures and consequences Spring

10

HIS32230 Biography and History Spring

10

HIS32300 Weaponizing the Word: Media and Conflict in Pre-Industrial Europe Spring

10

HIS32330 Venice in the modern European imagination Spring

10

HIS32360 Environment & Power in Modern Russia Spring

10

HIS32480 Anticolonial Thought in the Twentieth Century Spring

10

HIS32620 US Pivots To Asia, 1890s-1950s Spring

10

HIS32670 Empires, Nations and War Spring

10

HIS32680 Medieval Myth and History Spring

10

HIS32740 Pagans, Priests and Martyrs: Conversion to Christianity in Medieval Ireland Spring

10

HIS32760 The Great Famine in Global Perspective Spring

10

HIS32770 Life on the Edge: Drugs, Institutions, and Stigma in Ireland since 1960 Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - *A)MINOF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of 1 History 10 credit module. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should choose 5 credits from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
HIS32460 Conquering Ireland, 1579-1691 Autumn

5

HIS32700 Digital Revolutions Autumn

5

HIS32310 Revolutionary Russia, 1905-1921 Spring

5

HIS32380 Genocide & Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should choose 5 credits from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of 3 Greek and Roman Civilisation modules from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
GRC20010 Alexander and his Successors Autumn

5

GRC20290 The Comedies of Aristophanes Autumn

5

GRC30010 Ancient Medicine and Society Autumn

5

GRC30070 Family Life in Ancient Greece Autumn

5

GRC30290 Magic in the Ancient World Autumn

5

GRC20030 Early Roman Empire Spring

5

GRC20240 Piracy in World History Spring

5

GRC20270 The Athenian Empire Spring

5

GRC30080 The Oedipus Myth Spring

5

GRC30320 Classics in Popular Culture Spring

5

GRC30330 Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World Spring

5

GRC30340 Access Classics Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of 3 Greek and Roman Civilisation modules from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of one English 10 credit module from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
ENG31940 Global Science Fiction Autumn

10

ENG31960 Apocalyse Then: Old Eng. Lit. Autumn

10

ENG32020 Detecting Fictions: the Crime Novel in America, Britain and Ireland Autumn

10

ENG32050 Reading Joyce Autumn

10

ENG32080 Social Networks in Fiction: from Jane Austen to Conan Doyle Autumn

10

ENG32090 Masculinities and Manhood in Irish Writing and Culture Autumn

10

ENG32100 Fin-de-Siecle Autumn

10

ENG32230 Reading Beckett Autumn

10

ENG32240 Chaucer in Context Autumn

10

ENG32390 A Book of Kings Autumn

10

ENG31980 Jane Austen and her Peers Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

ENG32160 Reading the Irish Revival Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

ENG32180 Poetry in Performance Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

ENG32270 Post-War US Fiction Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

ENG31930 Irish Fiction After 2010 Spring

10

ENG32000 Contemp. Irish Women's Poetry Spring

10

ENG32070 Medieval Celluloid Spring

10

ENG32130 Irish Gothic Spring

10

ENG32200 Sexuality & American Modernism Spring

10

ENG32290 Reading Ulysses Spring

10

ENG32340 The Modern Short Story and Personal Essay: Critical and Creative Approaches Spring

10

ENG32380 Sexuality and the State in Irish Drama and Culture Spring

10

ENG32420 Romanticism Rights & Revolutio Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of one English 10 credit module from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
Stage 3 Options - D)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of one English 5 credit module from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
ENG31780 Contemporary European Crime Fiction Autumn

5

ENG32300 Making Shakespeare Autumn

5

ENG31110 Other Worlds in Medieval and Renaissance Literature Spring

5

ENG32310 Climate and Environment in Global Literature Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - D)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should select a minimum of one English 5 credit module from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules from all three subjects for one trimester.
     
Stage 3 Options - E)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should choose one additional option module from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should not choose any modules from this list.
     
AH20240 The Age of Michelangelo: Mannerism in Italy 1520-1600 Autumn

5

IRFL20010 The Study of Folklore: Origins and Development Autumn

5

IRFL20030 The Narrative Art Autumn

5

AH20230 European Architecture Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - E)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should choose one additional option module from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should not choose any modules from this list.
     
Stage 3 Options - F)MIN0OF:
Students who have been offered a College sourced internship, or self-sourced their own internship with approval from the Programme Board should register to the internship module in the appropriate trimester.
     
HUM30020 Internship-Autumn (Humanities) Autumn

30

HUM30030 Internship- Spring (Humanities) Spring

30


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