DN530 BA Humanities Celtic Studies, Art History & History (CCS1)

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.

This interdisciplinary Celtic Studies, Art History and History pathway provides an opportunity to study issues ranging across these three fields. The core of this pathway will see students examine the history, literature, language and culture of the Celts across the centuries. It will challenge students to develop their critical thinking and evaluation skills as they develop understanding and an appreciation of the complexities of ideas, societies, cultures, languages and art. Students on this pathway will gain the transferable skills and interdisciplinary competencies most highly valued by organisations in the cultural and heritage sector and education sector, by employers in archives, media, journalism, museums and galleries, and by a wide range of private and public sector employers.

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In this programme the History of the Celts will be placed in a European and global context allowing for a deep understanding of Celtic Civilization from Antiquity to the present day.  Students will also engage with the aesthetic, stylistic, historical and critical elements of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts and modern visual art forms, including photography, video and will gain digital expertise in Medieval artifacts.  The diversity of choice in the modules that are available – from early Irish and Welsh to Medieval art and architecture, and folklore and migration – draws together Celtic Studies, Art History and History.  This unique interdisciplinary programme covers all of these areas, ranging across Celtic Studies, Art History and History.  The core of this programme will see students examine the history, literature, language and culture of the Celts across the centuries.  It will challenge students and will develop their critical thinking and evaluation skills, as well as providing an appreciation of the complexities of ideas, societies, cultures, languages and art.


In this programme the History of the Celts will be placed in a European and global context allowing for a deep understanding of Celtic Civilization from Antiquity to the present day.  Students will also engage with the aesthetic, stylistic, historical and critical elements of the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, the decorative arts and modern visual art forms, including photography, video and will gain digital expertise in Medieval artifacts.  The diversity of choice in the modules that are available – from early Irish and Welsh to Medieval art and architecture, and folklore and migration – draws together Celtic Studies, Art History and History.  This unique interdisciplinary programme covers all of these areas, ranging across Celtic Studies, Art History and History.  The core of this programme will see students examine the history, literature, language and culture of the Celts across the centuries.  It will challenge students and will develop their critical thinking and evaluation skills, as well as providing an appreciation of the complexities of ideas, societies, cultures, languages and art.


1 - Use skills of inquiry, research, critical thinking, and problem solving to pursue and evaluate knowledge.
2 - Evaluate ideas, 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 and art history.

UCD Arts & Humanities Programme Office,
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Tel: +353 1 716 8321/8102

Web: www.ucd.ie/ahss

Stage 1

Students are pre-registered to 10 core modules (50 credits) and should then choose 1 module (5 credits) from the Option Modules list. Students then choose 1 elective module (5 credits) in Spring.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Autumn and Spring.

Stage 3

Students who remain in UCD for one or both trimesters will take at least 25 credits worth of modules per trimester from the list below and may take two 5 credit modules as an electives or take all 60 credits from the list below. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose an even spread of modules across the subjects for one trimester.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
AH10120 The Art of the Renaissance: Reform and Rebirth Autumn

5

CAHA10010 Museums and Collections Autumn

5

CCIV10010 Introduction to Celtic Civilization Autumn

5

CCIV10040 Vikings in the Celtic World Autumn

5

HIS10070 The Making of Modern Europe: 1500-2000 Autumn

5

HIS10310 Ireland's English Centuries Autumn

5

AH10140 The Baroque to Romanticism: European Art, 1600-1850 Spring

5

AH10150 The Modern World 1848-1914 Spring

5

CCIV10030 The British Celts Spring

5

HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Choose a minimum of one of the following option modules. Students who wish to take AH10070 Dublin: Its Museums should contact the BA Humanities Programme Manager for assistance.
     
AH10070 Dublin: Its Museums and Collections Autumn

5

HIS10310 Ireland's English Centuries Autumn

5

EMIR10010 Introduction to Early Irish I Spring

5

HIS10320 The Making of Modern Ireland, 1800-2000 Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Choose a minimum of one of the following option modules. Students who wish to take AH10070 Dublin: Its Museums should contact the BA Humanities Programme Manager for assistance.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
AH20200 The Modern to the Contemporary Autumn

5

HIS21140 History Today Autumn

5

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

5

IRFL20030 The Narrative Art Autumn

5

AH20230 European Architecture Spring

5

CCIV20070 Poets, Power and Performance Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
     
IRFL20010 The Study of Folklore: Origins and Development Autumn

5

IRFL20100 Oral history and tradition Autumn

5

Stage 2 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
     
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

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

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
     
Stage 2 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
     
AH20210 Perspectives on Irish Art: From Medieval to Modern Autumn

5

AH20240 The Age of Michelangelo: Mannerism in Italy 1520-1600 Autumn

5

Stage 2 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
     
Stage 2 Options - D)MIN0OF:
This is 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 - D)MIN0OF:
This is 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)MIN0OF:
Students must take a minimum of 25 credits from the list of autumn module options below. A further 5 credits may be taken in the place of a 5 credit elective module. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should only register to modules for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
AH30010 Writings on Art Autumn

5

HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 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

HIS31250 Dynastic Politics, Culture & Diplomacy in Post-Westphalian Germany Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - *A)MIN0OF:
Students must take a minimum of 25 credits from the list of autumn module options below. A further 5 credits may be taken in the place of a 5 credit elective module. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should only register to modules for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Students must take a minimum of 25 credits from the list of spring module options below. A further 5 credits may be taken in the place of a 5 credit elective module. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should only register to modules for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Autumn

10

HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn

10

AH30080 Art History Dissertation Module Spring

5

AH30540 Georgian Dublin Spring

5

AH30640 Contemporary Art and New Media Spring

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

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

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

10

Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Students must take a minimum of 25 credits from the list of spring module options below. A further 5 credits may be taken in the place of a 5 credit elective module. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should only register to modules for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
Stage 3 Options - B)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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