DN530 BA Humanities Classics, Art History & Archaeology (CAS1)

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.

Students on the Classics, Art History and Archaeology pathway will benefit from the inter-disciplinary study of the visual arts, archaeology, and material culture from prehistory and antiquity to the present day. In Classics, you will use literary and historical analysis along with the visual and material evidence to reconstruct the lost worlds of the Greek and Roman past; in Art History, you will learn the skills of visual analysis and learn how to read images in their social and cultural context; and in Archaeology, you will learn the principles and practices of archaeological approaches to material culture and landscapes in order to explore past human societies. Graduates will have skills in critical thinking and interdisciplinary analysis which will prepare them for careers in the cultural and heritage sector, education, archives, media, journalism, public service, museums and art galleries, research, and a wide range of private sector employment opportunities.

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This programme provides students with an in-depth grounding in three cognate subject areas: Classics, Art History, and Archaeology. Students who take this course will benefit from the inter-disciplinary study of the visual arts, archaeology, and material 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 Art History students will learn the skills of visual analysis and learn how to read images in their social and cultural context, in Archaeology they will move from the ‘big stories’ to methods and material culture analysis, and in Classics they will use literary and historical analysis along with the visual and material evidence 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. text and image, memory, environment and culture) and a summer fieldwork project in Glendalough. The focus of the final year will be the dissertation.


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 for example by the independent pursuit of knowledge and making connections between different disciplinary approaches and methods.
3 - Communication, collaboration, and leadership: 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 and the Social Sciences 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 an awareness of the value of life-long learning, an understanding of how to learn, and an appreciation of the complexity of ideas, societies, cultures, artefacts, and language, both visual and textual.

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 6 core modules (30 credits). Students must also take the pathway module CAHA10010. Students should then choose one option module from Archaeology options, one option module from Classics options and one option module from Art History options, and a further fourth option from any of the three subjects.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.

Stage 2

Students register to 7 core modules and then choose any 3 modules from the available options.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.

Stage 3

Students who remain in UCD for the full year in stage 3 should pick at least 10 credits from Art History, at least 10 credits from Archaeology, at least 10 credits from Classics, and a maximum of 10 credits from the "Extra-Subject Options" list. It is recommended that students choose an even spread across all three subjects.
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.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2.

Stage 4

Students are pre-registered to two core modules (2x5cr) at stage 4.



The stage 4 dissertation is optional for all students. However, students who wish to take the 15credit dissertation module CAHA30010 must take ARCH30700 Research Project Preparation in the first trimester.



Students who choose to take the dissertation option (5 credit research preparation ARCH30700 plus 15 credit dissertation CAHA30010) must take a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 20 credits from the level 3 options below. Students who do not choose the dissertation module must take a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 40 credits from the level 3 options below



You can also take a maximum of 10 credits from the level 2 Extra Option Modules.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
AH10130 The Art of the Ancient and Medieval World Autumn

5

ARCH10010 Exploring Archaeology Autumn

5

ARCH10160 The Human Past Autumn

5

GRC10170 Lost Cities of the Ancient World Autumn

5

GRC10200 Classical Greece Autumn

5

ARCH10050 Intro archaeology of Ireland Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)1OF:
All stage 1 students must choose the pathway module CAHA10010
     
CAHA10010 Museums and Collections Autumn

5

Stage 1 Options - A)1OF:
All stage 1 students must choose the pathway module CAHA10010
     
Stage 1 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Classics Options:
Choose one module from the Classics Options
     
GRC10140 Classical Myth: An Introduction Spring

5

GRC10180 The Age of Augustus Spring

5

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

5

Stage 1 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Classics Options:
Choose one module from the Classics Options
     
Stage 1 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Archaeology Options:
Choose one module from the Archaeology Options
     
ARCH10150 Anthropology: an introduction Spring

5

ARCH10170 Making the Past Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Archaeology Options:
Choose one module from the Archaeology Options
     
Stage 1 Options - D)MIN1OF:
Art History Options:
Choose one module from the Art History Options:
     
AH10140 The Baroque to Romanticism: European Art, 1600-1850 Spring

5

AH10150 The Modern World 1848-1914 Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - D)MIN1OF:
Art History Options:
Choose one module from the Art History Options:
     
Stage 1 Options - E)MIN1OF:
Choose one further option from any of the three subjects below.
Students who dont wish to take an elective may choose an additional module from this list.
     
AH10140 The Baroque to Romanticism: European Art, 1600-1850 Spring

5

AH10150 The Modern World 1848-1914 Spring

5

ARCH10150 Anthropology: an introduction Spring

5

ARCH10170 Making the Past Spring

5

GRC10140 Classical Myth: An Introduction Spring

5

GRC10180 The Age of Augustus Spring

5

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

5

Stage 1 Options - E)MIN1OF:
Choose one further option from any of the three subjects below.
Students who dont wish to take an elective may choose an additional module from this list.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
AH20200 The Modern to the Contemporary Autumn

5

ARCH20520 How Archaeologists Think: an introduction to archaeological theory Autumn

5

GRC20220 Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians Autumn

5

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

5

AH20250 Early Islamic Art and Architecture Spring

5

ARCH20500 Archaeology of Things Spring

5

GRC20030 Early Roman Empire Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - C)MIN3OF:
Choose any 3 option modules from the stage 2 options list below.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
AH20240 The Age of Michelangelo: Mannerism in Italy 1520-1600 Autumn

5

ARCH20510 Archaeology of Landscapes Autumn

5

ARCH20570 Cultural Heritage Autumn

5

ARCH20600 Archaeological Science Autumn

5

ARCH20630 Archaeological Field Skills Autumn

5

GRC20010 Alexander and his Successors Autumn

5

GRC20290 The Comedies of Aristophanes Autumn

5

AH20220 History of Photography Spring

5

ARCH20610 Historical Archaeology Spring

5

ARCH20620 People in Prehistory: key themes and problems Spring

5

GRC20270 The Athenian Empire Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - C)MIN3OF:
Choose any 3 option modules from the stage 2 options list below.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
Stage 2 Options - D)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 - D)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:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship should choose a minimum of 10 credits from the following Archaeology modules. 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.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
ARCH30170 Combat Archaeology Autumn

5

ARCH30500 Experiment Archaeology & Ancient Technologies Autumn

5

ARCH30810 Southeast and East Asian Archaeology Autumn

10

ARCH30910 Roman Imperial Art, Architecture and Political Propaganda; how to spot fake news in the Roman world Autumn

10

ARCH30640 Archaeology of Collapse: Understanding crises and resilience in ancient societies Spring

5

ARCH30830 Medieval Buildings: An Arch Spring

10

ARCH30840 Minoan Archaeology Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship should choose a minimum of 10 credits from the following Archaeology modules. 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.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship should choose a minimum of 10 credits from the following Classics modules. 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.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
GRC30070 Family Life in Ancient Greece Autumn

5

GRC30290 Magic in the Ancient World Autumn

5

GRC30340 Access Classics Autumn

5

GRK10090 Greek Language I Autumn

10

LAT10090 Beginners' Latin I Autumn

10

GRC30200 Greek Tragedy and Myth Spring

5

GRC30210 Eating and Drinking in Classi Spring

5

GRC30330 Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World Spring

5

GRK10100 Greek Language II Spring

10

LAT10100 Beginners' Latin II Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - B)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship should choose a minimum of 10 credits from the following Classics modules. 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.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
Stage 3 Options - B1)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship should choose a minimum of 10 credits from the following Art History modules. 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.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
AH30540 Georgian Dublin Autumn

5

AH30600 From Constantinople to Istanbul: Art, Faith, Politics Autumn

10

AH30630 Genre in the Age of Vermeer Autumn

10

AH30610 Art, Myth & Identity in Venice Spring

10

AH30640 Contemporary Art and New Media Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - B1)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship should choose a minimum of 10 credits from the following Art History modules. 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.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship may either take up to a maximum of 10 credits from the extra subject options below OR may choose more modules from the individual subject-specific groupings above.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
GEOG30180 Critical Ideas in Geography Autumn

5

HIS21140 History Today Autumn

5

IS30380 Digital Storytelling Autumn

5

PHIL20630 Art and Society Autumn

5

IA20010 Creative Thinking & Innovation Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

IA20090 Design Your Purposeful Life Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

BMGT20100 Developing Future Leaders Spring

5

IS30350 The Digital Self Spring

5

PHIL10070 Ancient Philosophy Spring

5

PHIL20580 Plato's Republic Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Stage 3 students who are not on a trimester long exchange or internship may either take up to a maximum of 10 credits from the extra subject options below OR may choose more modules from the individual subject-specific groupings above.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
Stage 3 Options - D)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

Stage 3 Options - D)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.
     
Stage 3 Options - E)MIN0OF:
Students who were unable to pick ARCH20630 in stage 2 can take it at stage 3 in place of their autumn elective module
     
ARCH20630 Archaeological Field Skills Autumn

5

Stage 3 Options - E)MIN0OF:
Students who were unable to pick ARCH20630 in stage 2 can take it at stage 3 in place of their autumn elective module
     
Stage 3 Options - F)MIN0OF:
Students in UCD for the Spring trimester can choose to substitute their elective module for HUM30040.
     
HUM30040 Created Spaces&Imagined Places Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - F)MIN0OF:
Students in UCD for the Spring trimester can choose to substitute their elective module for HUM30040.
     
Stage 4 Core Modules
     
AH30010 Writings on Art Autumn

5

ARCH30920 Communicating Archaeology Autumn

5

Stage 4 Core Modules
     
Stage 4 Options - A)MIN0OF:
The stage 4 dissertation is optional for all students. However, students who wish to take the 15credit dissertation module must take ARCH30700 Research Project Preparation in the first trimester.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
ARCH30700 Research Project Preparation Autumn

5

CAHA30010 Dissertation Spring

15

Stage 4 Options - A)MIN0OF:
The stage 4 dissertation is optional for all students. However, students who wish to take the 15credit dissertation module must take ARCH30700 Research Project Preparation in the first trimester.
It is recommended that students spread their credit workload evenly between Trimester 1 and Trimester 2 i.e. 30 credits per trimester
     
Stage 4 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Students who choose to take the dissertation option (5credit research preparation plus 15 credit dissertation) must take a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 20 credits from the level 3 options below. Students who do not choose the dissertation module must take a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 40 credits from the level 3 options below. It is very important that you fulfill these requirements to finish your degree.
All students are strongly advised to balance their workload evenly across both trimesters. This means you should pick 30 credits in autumn (Trimester 1) and 30 credits in spring (Trimester 2)
     
AH30540 Georgian Dublin Autumn

5

AH30600 From Constantinople to Istanbul: Art, Faith, Politics Autumn

10

AH30630 Genre in the Age of Vermeer Autumn

10

ARCH30170 Combat Archaeology Autumn

5

ARCH30500 Experiment Archaeology & Ancient Technologies Autumn

5

ARCH30810 Southeast and East Asian Archaeology Autumn

10

ARCH30910 Roman Imperial Art, Architecture and Political Propaganda; how to spot fake news in the Roman world Autumn

10

GRC20010 Alexander and his Successors Autumn

5

GRC30290 Magic in the Ancient World Autumn

5

GRC40160 Greek Tragedy in Ireland Autumn

10

AH30610 Art, Myth & Identity in Venice Spring

10

AH30640 Contemporary Art and New Media Spring

10

ARCH30640 Archaeology of Collapse: Understanding crises and resilience in ancient societies Spring

5

ARCH30830 Medieval Buildings: An Arch Spring

10

ARCH30840 Minoan Archaeology Spring

10

GRC30200 Greek Tragedy and Myth Spring

5

GRC30210 Eating and Drinking in Classi Spring

5

GRC30330 Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World Spring

5

Stage 4 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Students who choose to take the dissertation option (5credit research preparation plus 15 credit dissertation) must take a minimum of 10 credits and a maximum of 20 credits from the level 3 options below. Students who do not choose the dissertation module must take a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 40 credits from the level 3 options below. It is very important that you fulfill these requirements to finish your degree.
All students are strongly advised to balance their workload evenly across both trimesters. This means you should pick 30 credits in autumn (Trimester 1) and 30 credits in spring (Trimester 2)
     
Stage 4 Options - C)MIN0OF:
You may take a MAXIMUM of 10 credits from the level 2 option modules below: All students are strongly advised to balance their workload evenly across both trimesters. This means you should pick 30 credits in autumn (Trimester 1) and 30 credits in spring (Trimester 2)
These modules may be taken in place of electives.
     
AH20210 Perspectives on Irish Art: From Medieval to Modern Autumn

5

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

5

ARCH20510 Archaeology of Landscapes Autumn

5

ARCH20570 Cultural Heritage Autumn

5

ARCH20600 Archaeological Science Autumn

5

ARCH20630 Archaeological Field Skills Autumn

5

GRC20220 Greeks, Romans, and Barbarians Autumn

5

GRC20290 The Comedies of Aristophanes Autumn

5

AH20220 History of Photography Spring

5

ARCH20610 Historical Archaeology Spring

5

ARCH20620 People in Prehistory: key themes and problems Spring

5

GRC20090 Roman Sculpture, Myth and History Spring

5

GRC20240 Piracy in World History Spring

5

GRC20270 The Athenian Empire Spring

5


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