DN530 BA Humanities Global Studies (HSS5)

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This, the first undergraduate programme in Global Studies in Ireland, responds to a significant ‘global turn’ in the direction of humanities research in recent years, and to the demands of global citizenship. It combines core training in the disciplines of: History with a focus on international and global historical methods; Languages with a focus on those spoken outside of Europe; as well as Literature, Film and Drama with a focus on critical theory and world literature. The first year core module Of Borders and Belonging will be taught within the School of History while in the second year the core module will be taught out of the School of English, Film and Drama. In all the cores, a focus on interdisciplinary methods will be retained including of disciplines not currently taught at UCD such as anthropology, for example.



 



As the Global Studies programme places foreign language acquisition at the centre of its mission, it features at least one semester abroad wherein students can put into practice the training they have received locally.  In addition to the core disciplines there will be the possibility for students to take electives in relevant social science modules. In the final year, students will be supervised in one school but will be encouraged to write a dissertation that brings insights from the other disciplines they have received training in.


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.

Our Global Studies graduates have found employment in; Business Consultancy, Journalism, Diplomatic Service, Marketing, NGOs, Policy Analyst, Public Relations, Radio/TV Producer, Translating/Interpreting.



Graduates are prepared for a wide range of taught MA Programmes in the fields of Arts and Humanities such as: MA in Global History, MA in International War Studies, MA in Environmental Humanities, MA in European History, MA in Modern Languages, MA in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, MA in Public History, MA in Cultural Policy & Arts Management. Graduates are also prepared for MPhil and PhD study. See www.ucd.ie/graduatestudies


Stage 1

Stage 1: Students should take 55 credits plus 5 elective credits. In addition to four 5-credit core modules (20 credits in total), students should select 35 credits of option modules. Overall, a minimum of 10 credits should come from History, 10 credits from English and 10 credits from Languages.

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

Students should take 50 credits plus 10 elective credits.

In addition to 10 credits of core modules, students should pick 10 credits of English modules, 10 credits of History modules, 10 credits of Language modules (both in the same language), plus 10 further credits of option modules.

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 1 Core Modules
     
ENG10230 Reading World Literature Autumn

5

GBST10010 Of borders and belonging Autumn

5

ENG10220 Literature and Crisis Spring

5

HIS10450 Radicals and Revolutionaries Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)1OF:
Stage 1 English, Drama & Film option: Pick one English, Drama & Film module from these options.
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)
     
ENG10130 Contemporary Irish Writing Autumn

5

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

5

Stage 1 Options - A)1OF:
Stage 1 English, Drama & Film option: Pick one English, Drama & Film module from these options.
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 1 Options - B)1OF:
Pick one History module from these options.
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)
     
HIS10070 The Making of Modern Europe: 1500-2000 Autumn

5

HIS10320 The Making of Modern Ireland, 1800-2000 Autumn

5

HIS10440 The United States, 1776-1991 Autumn

5

HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring

5

HIS10310 Ireland's English Centuries Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - B)1OF:
Pick one History module from these options.
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 1 Options - C)1OF:
Autumn Language Modules: You must select the Autumn offering of one of the following modules. You will take a second module in the same language in the Spring trimester. NOTE: Spanish beginners should choose SPAN10140 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia
     
FR10060 French Grammar & Comprehension Autumn

5

SPAN10010 Spanish Language I a Autumn

5

SPAN10140 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia Autumn

5

LANG10020 Chinese Language and Culture 1(CEFR A1.1) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10080 Arabic General Purposes 1(CEFR A1.1) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10210 Japanese Language and Culture 1 (CEFR A1.1) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10220 Russian General Purposes 1 (CEFR A1.1) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10380 Swahili General Purposes 1(CEFR A1.1) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10660 Korean for General Purposes 1 Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10670 Portuguese Gen Purp 1 Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

Stage 1 Options - C)1OF:
Autumn Language Modules: You must select the Autumn offering of one of the following modules. You will take a second module in the same language in the Spring trimester. NOTE: Spanish beginners should choose SPAN10140 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ia
     
Stage 1 Options - C1)1OF:
Spring Language Modules: select the Spring offering of one of the following modules. This must be in the same language that you registered for in the Autumn trimester. NOTE: Spanish beginners should choose SPAN10150 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib
     
LANG10160 Chinese Language and Culture 2 (CEFR A1.2) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10200 Japanese Language and Culture 2 (CEFR A1.2) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10350 Russian General Purposes 2 (CEFR A1.2) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10690 Portuguese General Purposes 2 (CEFR A1.2) Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

LANG10700 Korean General Purposes 2 Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

FR10070 French Grammar & Expression Spring

5

LANG10680 Swahili for General Purposes 2 Spring

5

LANG10710 Arabic General Purposes 2 Spring

5

SPAN10050 Spanish Language I b Spring

5

SPAN10150 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - C1)1OF:
Spring Language Modules: select the Spring offering of one of the following modules. This must be in the same language that you registered for in the Autumn trimester. NOTE: Spanish beginners should choose SPAN10150 Intensive ab initio Spanish Ib
     
Stage 1 Options - D)2OF:
Pick two option modules from the list below. Note that FR10120 and FR10130 require competency in French and SPAN10110 requires competency in Spanish

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)
     
AH10070 Dublin: Its Museums and Collections Autumn

5

AH10130 The Art of the Ancient and Medieval World Autumn

5

FR10120 Reading Short French Texts: Literary Analysis Autumn

5

GRC10170 Lost Cities of the Ancient World Autumn

5

SPAN10130 Hispanic Cultures & Societies Autumn

5

DSCY10050 War: Ancient and modern Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

DSCY10120 Contagion & Control Spring

5

FR10130 French Fictions Spring

5

LING10010 Language Use and Communication Spring

5

MUS10120 Music, Culture and Society Spring

5

SPAN10110 Reading Hispanic Texts Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - D)2OF:
Pick two option modules from the list below. Note that FR10120 and FR10130 require competency in French and SPAN10110 requires competency in Spanish

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 1 Options - E)1OF:
Students can choose one module from these options.
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)
     
ARCH10160 The Human Past Autumn

5

INRL10010 Foundation of Political Theory & International Relations Autumn

5

ARCH10150 Anthropology: an introduction Spring

5

PHIL10110 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy Spring

5

POL10160 Foundations of Contemporary Politics Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - E)1OF:
Students can choose one module from these options.
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 1 Options - F)MIN0OF:
Elective Substitution Options:
You may choose a module from the list below or a General Elective from the Electives Page in the January registration period. NOTE: you do not have to pick a module from this list if you wish to take a general elective. Note also that FR10140 requires basic competency in French.
     
DSCY10050 War: Ancient and modern Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ARCH10150 Anthropology: an introduction Spring

5

ENG10220 Literature and Crisis Spring

5

FR10140 Paris Spring

5

FR10150 Transoceanic Cultures Spring

5

GER10150 German History on Screen Spring

5

HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring

5

ITAL10110 Italy Spring

5

LING10010 Language Use and Communication Spring

5

MUS10120 Music, Culture and Society Spring

5

PHIL10110 Introduction to Eastern Philosophy Spring

5

POL10160 Foundations of Contemporary Politics Spring

5

PORT10090 Film and Fiction (in the Portuguese-speaking world) Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - F)MIN0OF:
Elective Substitution Options:
You may choose a module from the list below or a General Elective from the Electives Page in the January registration period. NOTE: you do not have to pick a module from this list if you wish to take a general elective. Note also that FR10140 requires basic competency in French.
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
ENG20250 Modern Drama: From Naturalism to Postmodernism Autumn

5

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

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Pick 2 History modules from these options. Students may take additional modules as electives, if desired. 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

HIS21140 History Today Autumn

5

HIS21320 Sport and the modern world Autumn

5

HIS21170 The Making of the Middle East Spring

5

HIS21330 Global Asia Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Pick 2 History modules from these options. Students may take additional modules as electives, if desired. 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)MIN2OF:
Pick two English modules from these options. Students make take a third module as an elective, if desired. 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).
     
ENG20450 Writing and Performance in the Age of Shakespeare: Renaissance Literature Autumn

5

ENG20430 Modern American Literature Spring

5

ENG20460 From Victorian to Modern Literature, 1830-1914 Spring

5

FS20180 Global Bollywood Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - C)MIN2OF:
Pick two English modules from these options. Students make take a third module as an elective, if desired. 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)1OF:
You must select the Autumn offering of one of the following modules. This must be the same language you took last year in stage 1. You will take a second module in the same language in the Spring trimester.
     
FR20020 French language II a: Grammaire et syntaxe françaises Autumn

5

LANG20370 Japanese Language & Culture 3a (CEFR A2.1) Autumn

5

LANG20430 Russian General Purposes 3a Autumn

5

PORT20040 Portuguese Language IIa Autumn

5

SPAN20080 Spanish Language II a Autumn

5

SPAN20230 Spanish ex ab-initio IIa Autumn

5

LANG20420 Chinese L & C 3a (CEFR A2.1) Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - D)1OF:
You must select the Autumn offering of one of the following modules. This must be the same language you took last year in stage 1. You will take a second module in the same language in the Spring trimester.
     
Stage 2 Options - E)1OF:
Select the Spring offering of one of the following modules. It must be in the same language that you registered for in the Autumn trimester.
     
FR20040 French Language II b: Expression française écrite et orale Spring

5

LANG20380 Japanese Language & Culture 3b (CEFR A2.2) Spring

5

LANG20480 Russian General Purposes 3b (CEFR A2.2) Spring

5

PORT20050 Portuguese Language IIb Spring

5

SPAN20060 Spanish Language II b Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - E)1OF:
Select the Spring offering of one of the following modules. It must be in the same language that you registered for in the Autumn trimester.
     
Stage 2 Options - F)MIN1OF:
Pick 1 option module from the list below. Additional modules may be taken as electives if desired. Note that all modules coded SPAN require competency in Spanish and all modules coded FR require competency in French. Module LING20110 requires competency in a second language to B2 level. Module LING20060 World Englishes requires a prior introductory (Level 1) module in Linguistics. 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).
     
AH20200 The Modern to the Contemporary Autumn

5

AH20280 Queer Art Histories Autumn

5

ARCH20570 Cultural Heritage Autumn

5

FR20140 Versailles: Power, Politics & Spectacle Autumn

5

FR20220 World War 2 in French Culture Autumn

5

IRFL20010 The Study of Folklore: Origins and Development Autumn

5

IRFL20030 The Narrative Art Autumn

5

LING20100 Intercultural Communication Autumn

5

LING20110 Introduction to Translation Autumn

5

LING20120 Second Language Teaching & Learning Autumn

5

MUS20080 Musics of the World Autumn

5

SPAN20260 Modern Spanish Theatre Autumn

5

AH20250 Early Islamic Art and Architecture Spring

5

ARCH20610 Historical Archaeology Spring

5

FR20160 The Realist Novel Spring

5

FR20180 La France d'aujourd'hui Spring

5

GRC20030 Early Roman Empire Spring

5

GRC20240 Piracy in World History Spring

5

GRC20270 The Athenian Empire Spring

5

IRFL20100 Oral history and tradition Spring

5

IRST20060 Reading Irish Studies Spring

5

LING20060 World Englishes Spring

5

LING20070 Minority & Endangered Languages Spring

5

MUS20310 Popular Music and Culture Spring

5

SPAN20200 The Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar Spring

5

SPAN20220 La sociedad española actual: Economía y cultura Spring

5

SPAN20250 Crime, Passion & Mystery in Latin American Noir Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - F)MIN1OF:
Pick 1 option module from the list below. Additional modules may be taken as electives if desired. Note that all modules coded SPAN require competency in Spanish and all modules coded FR require competency in French. Module LING20110 requires competency in a second language to B2 level. Module LING20060 World Englishes requires a prior introductory (Level 1) module in Linguistics. 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 - G)MIN1OF:
Pick 1 module from these options. Additional modules may be taken as 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).
     
INRL20040 Theories and Concepts in International Relations Autumn

5

INRL20160 Introduction to European Union Politics Autumn

5

PHIL20500 Phenomenology & Existentialism Autumn

5

POL20010 Individuals and the State: The Idea of Freedom in the History of Political Thought Autumn

5

POL20220 Introduction to Political Institutions Autumn

5

POL20260 Introduction to Chinese Politics Autumn

5

DEV20130 Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Spring

5

INRL20110 Intro to Middle East Politics Spring

5

PHIL20580 Plato's Republic Spring

5

POL20020 Comparative Politics Spring

5

POL20060 Law, Politics, and Human Rights Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - G)MIN1OF:
Pick 1 module from these options. Additional modules may be taken as 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).
     
Stage 2 Options - H)MIN0OF:
This is a College of Arts and Humanities module. It is the equivalent of an elective. You can 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


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