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.


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,
Newman Building,
Belfield,
Dublin 4
Tel: +353 1 716 8321/8102

Web: www.ucd.ie/ahss

Stage 2

Students register to 6 Core modules and then choose any 4 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 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.

Stage 4

Students can choose to take a 20 credit dissertation option which comprises a 5 credit research preparation module in autumn (ARCH30700) AND a 15 credit dissertation which takes place in spring (CAHA30010) plus 30 credits of taught option modules and two electives. Students who do not take the dissertation option must take 50 credits of taught option modules and two electives.





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)

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
AH20210 Perspectives on Irish Art: From Medieval to Modern 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

AH20250 Early Islamic Art and 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)MIN2OF:
Students should choose at least two modules from this list.
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)
     
HIS20460 Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages Autumn

5

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

5

HIS21180 Landscapes Remade: People and Place in Ireland, 1500-1800 Autumn

5

HIS21220 Modern China Since 1600 Autumn

5

HIS20960 Living Loving & Dying in 19th Century Ireland Spring

5

HIS21120 Northern Ireland, 1920-2010: from partition to Paisley Spring

5

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

5

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Students should choose at least two modules from this list.
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 2 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
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)
     
AH20240 The Age of Michelangelo: Mannerism in Italy 1520-1600 Autumn

5

AH20220 History of Photography Spring

5

AH20260 Digital Art: from EAT to NFTs Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Students should choose at least one module from this list.
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 2 Options - D)MIN0OF:
This is a College of Arts and Humanities module. This is not one of your required options. You can take it instead of taking one of your Stage 2 electives. 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. This is not one of your required options. You can take it instead of taking one of your Stage 2 electives. It is recommended in particular if you are considering applying for an internship option next year.
     
Stage 3 Options - *A)MIN0OF:
Art History Options:
Students who remain in UCD for the full academic year should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
AH30010 Writings on Art Autumn

5

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

AH30650 Art/Resistance/Activism Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - *A)MIN0OF:
Art History Options:
Students who remain in UCD for the full academic year should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
History Options:
Students who remain in UCD for the full academic year should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Autumn

10

HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn

10

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

10

HIS31860 Slavery and the New World Autumn

10

HIS32250 Religious persecution and migration in early modern Europe Autumn

10

HIS32430 Florence 1200 - 1400 Autumn

10

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

10

HIS32780 The Viking Age Autumn

10

HIS32820 Measuring the world Autumn

10

HIS32830 History of the American south Autumn

10

HIS31900 Roads to Heaven & Hell Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

HIS32620 US Pivots To Asia, 1890s-1950s Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

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

10

HIS31310 Madness and Civilisation Spring

10

HIS31400 British Atlantic History, 1607-1776 Spring

10

HIS32230 Biography and History Spring

10

HIS32330 Venice in the modern European imagination Spring

10

HIS32790 Sport: A modern history Spring

10

HIS32800 History from below: Rural life in the middle ages Spring

10

HIS32810 Europe's age of immigration Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - A)MIN0OF:
History Options:
Students who remain in UCD for the full academic year should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Celtic Studies Options:
Students who remain in UCD for the full academic year should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
CCIV20130 Kings and Heroes of Early Ireland Autumn

5

CCIV30070 Introduction to Early Irish 1 Autumn

5

CCIV30110 Early Irish Myths & Sagas Autumn

5

CCIV20070 Poets, Power and Performance Spring

5

CCIV20120 Law & Society in Early Ireland Spring

5

CCIV30100 Introduction to Early Irish 2 Spring

5

Stage 3 Options - C)MIN0OF:
Celtic Studies Options:
Students who remain in UCD for the full academic year should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects. Students who are taking up an internship or a trimester exchange should choose a balance of modules across all three subjects for the trimester they are in UCD.
     
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 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 from the Art History options below. Students who do not take the dissertation option may take more than 10 credits from each of the three subject groups.
     
AH30010 Writings on Art Autumn

5

AH30540 Georgian Dublin Autumn

5

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

10

AH30630 Genre in the Age of Vermeer Autumn

10

AH20220 History of Photography Spring

5

AH20250 Early Islamic Art and Architecture Spring

5

AH30610 Art, Myth & Identity in Venice Spring

10

AH30650 Art/Resistance/Activism Spring

10

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 from the Art History options below. Students who do not take the dissertation option may take more than 10 credits from each of the three subject groups.
     
Stage 4 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Students who choose to take the dissertation option (5credit research preparation plus 15 credit dissertation) must take a minimum of 10 credits from the History options below. Students who do not take the dissertation option may take more than 10 credits from each of the three subject groups.
     
HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Autumn

10

HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn

10

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

10

HIS31860 Slavery and the New World Autumn

10

HIS32250 Religious persecution and migration in early modern Europe Autumn

10

HIS32430 Florence 1200 - 1400 Autumn

10

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

10

HIS32780 The Viking Age Autumn

10

HIS32820 Measuring the world Autumn

10

HIS32830 History of the American south Autumn

10

HIS31900 Roads to Heaven & Hell Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

HIS32620 US Pivots To Asia, 1890s-1950s Autumn and Spring (separate)

10

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

10

HIS31310 Madness and Civilisation Spring

10

HIS31400 British Atlantic History, 1607-1776 Spring

10

HIS32230 Biography and History Spring

10

HIS32330 Venice in the modern European imagination Spring

10

HIS32790 Sport: A modern history Spring

10

HIS32800 History from below: Rural life in the middle ages Spring

10

HIS32810 Europe's age of immigration Spring

10

Stage 4 Options - C)MIN1OF:
Students who choose to take the dissertation option (5credit research preparation plus 15 credit dissertation) must take a minimum of 10 credits from the History options below. Students who do not take the dissertation option may take more than 10 credits from each of the three subject groups.
     
Stage 4 Options - D)MIN1OF:
Students who choose to take the dissertation option (5credit research preparation plus 15 credit dissertation) must take a minimum of 10 credits from the Celtic Studies options below. Students who do not take the dissertation option may take more than 10 credits from each of the three subject groups.
     
CCIV20130 Kings and Heroes of Early Ireland Autumn

5

CCIV30070 Introduction to Early Irish 1 Autumn

5

CCIV30110 Early Irish Myths & Sagas Autumn

5

CCIV20070 Poets, Power and Performance Spring

5

CCIV20120 Law & Society in Early Ireland Spring

5

CCIV30100 Introduction to Early Irish 2 Spring

5


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