DN530 BA Humanities English, Drama & Film (ENS7)

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This degree programme is designed for students interested in the multiple ways in which human expression, articulation and culture are encoded in different forms and media. It aims to equip students with the precise knowledge, history and critical vocabulary specific to each discrete discipline, but also to foster the ability to understand the complex and fascinating relationships between literature, drama and film/media by a focus on forms, genres, styles, themes and ideas as expressed across the full range of Anglophone cultural outputs. We educate students in the history of literary, dramatic, media and cultural production, in current theoretical methods and approaches, and in a wide range of historical and national literatures, genres and media. A focus on excellent reading, writing and presentation skills, along with the development of the capacity to argue and contextualise will be fostered via a range of teaching formats (lecture, tutorial, seminar, research supervision), and through strong support of peer learning within the English, Drama, Film degree cohort. We promote our core values – independence, creativity, collaboration, critical reflection, cultural engagement, and social and political consciousness – as we deepen and widen students’ knowledge, engage them in critical debate, and interpretation, foster independent thought, creativity and the capacity to find innovative solutions to key critical, ethical and interpretive problems.


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
Stage 1

Students are pre-registered to 8 core modules (40 credits). Students should then choose 3 modules (15 credits) from the Option Modules list and 1 elective module (5 credits).
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Autumn and Spring.

Stage 2

Students will be pre-registered to 6 core modules, 3 in the Autumn trimester and 3 in the Spring trimester. Students must choose a minimum of 2 Film Studies option modules, a minimum of 2 further option modules, and up to 2 general elective modules

Stage 3

For both Trimesters 1 & 2, students who are not away on either an Internship or Erasmus placements will make up their credit allocation (50-60 credits Option and/or 5-10 credits Elective) by choosing from the current Stage 3 modules offered by the School of English, Drama and Film. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose 30 credits (25 options & 5 elective or 30 options) for one trimester.

Stage 4

Students should register to the two core modules EDF30020 Dissertation Research Methods (5 credits), EDF30010 Dissertation Project (20 credits) and ENG3xxxx Core Cohort Project Modules (10 credits) to give 35 credits. Students will make up the remaining 25 credits for the year by choosing modules from the suite of Stage 3 modules listed in the table, may include 1 Elective (5 credits) modules. It is up to the individual students as to how they balance their workloads in terms of obtaining 60 credits over both trimesters (autumn and spring); the best recommendation would be to take one 10 credit modules and one 5 credit module in the autumn trimester, and one 10 credit module in the spring trimester.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
DRAM10010 Theatre Context and Conventions Autumn

5

EDF10010 University Writing for Page, Stage and Screen Autumn

5

ENG10230 Reading World Literature Autumn

5

FS10010 Introduction to Film and Media Autumn

5

DRAM10030 The Theatrical Event: Case Studies in Making Theatre Spring

5

EDF10020 Page, Stage & Screen II Spring

5

ENG10220 Literature and Crisis Spring

5

FS10020 Introduction to Film and Media Theory Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)2OF:
Option List 1
     
ENG10130 Contemporary Irish Writing Autumn

5

DRAM10060 Introduction Physical Theatre Spring

5

FS10050 Media and Globalisation: Places, Cultures and Identities in a Connected World Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - A)2OF:
Option List 1
     
Stage 1 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Choose at least one module from the list below. Students may also take modules from the list below in place of electives.
     
FS10030 Introduction to Film Style and Aesthetics Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

FS10040 Introduction to Film Sound Aesthetics Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

DRAM10070 Early Irish Theatre Movement Spring

5

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

5

Stage 1 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Choose at least one module from the list below. Students may also take modules from the list below in place of electives.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
DRAM20180 20thCentury AvantGarde Theatre Autumn

5

EDF20010 Creativity Autumn

5

ENG20400 Critical Theory Autumn

5

DRAM20110 Contemporary Ireland On Stage Spring

5

ENG20410 Reading Medieval Literature Spring

5

HUM20050 Primary Source Research in the Humanities B: Exploring UCD Cultural Heritage Collections Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN2OF:
Students should choose two option modules. Please ensure to balance your workload over the autumn and spring trimesters.
     
DRAM20090 Contemporary British Theatre Autumn

5

DRAM20170 Introduction to Acting Autumn

5

DRAM20190 Playwriting Autumn

5

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

5

ENG20450 Writing and Performance in the Age of Shakespeare: Renaissance Literature Autumn

5

ENG20460 From Victorian to Modern Literature, 1830-1914 Autumn

5

DRAM20030 Staging Performance: A Practical Approach Spring

5

DRAM20200 Contemporary American Drama Spring

5

DRAM20210 Theatre, Speech and Politics Spring

5

ENG20250 Twentieth-Century Drama: From Naturalism to Postmodernism Spring

5

ENG20430 Modern American Literature Spring

5

ENG20490 Romanticism Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - A)MIN2OF:
Students should choose two option modules. Please ensure to balance your workload over the autumn and spring trimesters.
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Students must choose a minimum of two (2) Film Studies modules. There are no set Film Studies core modules, but you are required to take at least 10 credits in this subject area. You may also choose up to 2 more options from the Film Studies list as part of your programme if you wish.
     
FS20140 Irish Cinema & TV - National Cinemas: Ireland Autumn

5

FS20200 Genre: Horror Autumn

5

FS20210 Women's Authorship in American Cinema Autumn

5

FS20130 History of Television - Production Cultures: TV History Spring

5

FS20150 Mediated Identities: Documentary and Social Consensus Spring

5

FS20180 Global Bollywood Spring

5

FS20190 Genre: Screen Comedy Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Students must choose a minimum of two (2) Film Studies modules. There are no set Film Studies core modules, but you are required to take at least 10 credits in this subject area. You may also choose up to 2 more options from the Film Studies list as part of your programme if you wish.
     
Stage 2 Options - C)MIN0OF:
This is a College of Arts and Humanities module, it is the equivalent of an elective. You may 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 - C)MIN0OF:
This is a College of Arts and Humanities module, it is the equivalent of an elective. You may 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 who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should choose 50 credits from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose a minimum of 25 credits or a maximum of 30 credits of modules for one trimester.
     
DRAM30240 Performance Project 2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr)

15

CRWT30230 Experimental Poetry Autumn

10

DRAM30220 Performance in Everyday Life Autumn

5

DRAM30250 Theatre of Martin McDonagh Autumn

10

DRAM30260 Talking to the Audience Autumn

10

ENG31780 Contemporary European Crime Fiction Autumn

5

ENG31940 Global Science Fiction Autumn

10

ENG31950 Architecture and Narrative Autumn

10

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

ENG32110 Literature and Science Autumn

10

ENG32230 Reading Beckett Autumn

10

ENG32240 Chaucer in Context Autumn

10

ENG32300 Making Shakespeare Autumn

5

ENG32390 A Book of Kings Autumn

10

ENG32470 Climate Change&Canadian North Autumn

10

ENG32490 Seventeenth-Century Women: Texts, Lives, Documents Autumn

10

ENG32560 Writing Black: African American Literature and Racial Consciousness Autumn

10

ENG32580 Theatres of War Autumn

10

ENG32610 Contemporary Irish Writing Autumn

10

FS30170 Whiteness,Ethnicity&US Culture Autumn

10

FS30180 Alternative&Independent Cinema Autumn

10

FS30220 Wellness & Happiness Media Autumn

10

FS30250 Feminist Media Studies Autumn

10

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

10

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

10

DRAM30100 Contemporary Theatre & Performance Spring

5

DRAM30200 Queer Theatre & Performance Spring

10

ENG31110 Other Worlds in Medieval and Renaissance Literature Spring

5

ENG31900 Yeats and the Arts Spring

10

ENG31930 Irish Fiction After 2010 Spring

10

ENG32070 Medieval Celluloid Spring

10

ENG32130 Irish Gothic Spring

10

ENG32200 Sexuality & American Modernism Spring

10

ENG32220 Popular Fiction in Britain Spring

10

ENG32250 Irish Women's Writing Spring

10

ENG32290 Reading Ulysses Spring

10

ENG32310 Climate and Environment in Global Literature Spring

5

ENG32380 Sexuality and the State in Irish Drama and Culture Spring

10

ENG32420 Romanticism Rights & Revolutio Spring

10

ENG32500 Fiction and Financial Crises Spring

10

ENG32590 Memory and Testimony in Performance Spring

10

ENG32600 Creative Non-Fiction Spring

10

FS30190 Animation Spring

10

FS30200 21st Century Television Spring

10

FS30230 Cinema and the City: New York Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should choose 50 credits from this list. Any students on a trimester exchange or internship in stage 3 should choose a minimum of 25 credits or a maximum of 30 credits of modules for one trimester.
     
Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students may wish to choose further options from this list in place of elective modules.
     
ENG10250 Horror Literature Autumn

5

ENG10020 Children's Literature Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ENG10180 Comics and Fantasy Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ENG10190 Imagining Canada: An Introduction to Canadian Studies Spring

5

ENG10240 Speculative Fiction: Gothic, Science Fiction and the Apocalypse Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Students may wish to choose further options from this list in place of elective modules.
     
Stage 3 Options - C)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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