Archaeology, Geography & History (LSS2)

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The BSc Archaeology, Geography and History provides a unique interdisciplinary combination of natural and cultural perspectives on the formation, cultural significance and management of the landscape. Students will bring together the disciplinary skills of archaeology, geography and history whilst developing their understandings of how the landscape shapes humans at the same time as humans shape the landscape. The programme is based in the classroom, field, laboratory and archives, and combines the archival strengths of history, the spatial expertise of geography, and the material analytical approaches of archaeology. The programme will utilise Irish case studies in international perspective. This programme has clear links to the rapidly expanding heritage sector and students will be trained in a range of scientific, social scientific and humanities methodologies.



This is an innovative and relevant degree programme that aims to challenge students to grow as independent learners and researchers. Across our schools, we provide a learning environment that supports and encourages the development of a range of knowledges, skills and attitudes. We encourage students to be engaged, analytical and reflective through the use of independent reading, critical thinking, real-world examples, case studies, fieldwork and practical projects.


1 - Possess knowledge, and demonstrate understanding, of the relationship between landscape and society
2 - Have a detailed knowledge of the character and formation of Ireland’s internationally-renowned landscape in comparative global context
3 - Develop discipline specific skills including competencies in fieldwork, cartography, spatial analysis, laboratory analyses, archival research and application of digital technologies;
4 - Gather, evaluate and interpret data, transforming this into knowledge by locating it within its interdisciplinary context
5 - Communicate effectively through written, visual and oral media to specialist and non-specialist audiences both within and beyond the classroom
6 - Be an inquisitive, flexible and creative thinker with an ability to apply knowledge and skills to a range of contexts
7 - Develop into engaged and responsible global citizens that understand and apply principles of ethical practice
Stage 2

Students are required to take at least four option modules in Stage 2.

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules
     
GEOG10140 Mapping a Sustainable World Autumn

5

LSOC10010 Making the Irish Landscape Autumn

5

SSCI10010 Societal Challenges in the 21st Century Autumn

5

HIS10390 Creating History Autumn and Spring (separate)

5

ARCH10050 Intro archaeology of Ireland Spring

5

Stage 1 Core Modules
     
Stage 1 Options - A)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following option modules
     
ARCH10010 Exploring Archaeology Autumn

5

ARCH10160 The Human Past Autumn

5

ARCH10150 Anthropology: an introduction Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - A)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following option modules
     
Stage 1 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following option modules
     
GEOG10130 Geography Matters Autumn

5

GEOG10080 Dynamic Earth Spring

5

GEOG10100 People, Places, Regions Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - B)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following option modules
     
Stage 1 Options - C)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following option modules
     
HIS10070 The Making of Modern Europe: 1500-2000 Autumn

5

HIS10310 Ireland's English Centuries Autumn

5

HIS10450 Radicals and Revolutionaries Autumn

5

HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring

5

HIS10320 The Making of Modern Ireland, 1800-2000 Spring

5

HIS10440 The United States, 1776-1991 Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - C)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following option modules
     
Stage 2 Core Modules
     
ARCH20520 How Archaeologists Think: an introduction to archaeological theory Autumn

5

GEOG20170 Global Historical Geographies Autumn

5

HIS21140 History Today Autumn

5

ARCH20500 Archaeology of Things Spring

5

GEOG20210 Fieldstudies in Ireland Spring

5

HIS20960 Living Loving & Dying in 19th Century Ireland Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules
     
Stage 2 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Select a minimum of 1 of the following option modules.
     
GEOG20040 Rivers, Estuaries and Coasts Autumn

5

GEOG20150 Quaternary Environmental Change Autumn

5

GEOG20220 Introduction to GIS for the Social Sciences Autumn

5

GEOG20060 Weather, Climate and Climate Change Spring

5

GEOG20130 Cities in a Global World Spring

5

GEOG20140 Geography, Politics and Media Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - A)MIN1OF:
Select a minimum of 1 of the following option modules.
     
Stage 2 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Select a minimum of 1 of the following option modules.
     
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

HIS21310 French Colonial Empire Autumn

5

HIS20820 Nazi Germany 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

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

5

Stage 2 Options - B)MIN1OF:
Select a minimum of 1 of the following option modules.
     
Stage 2 Options - C)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following modules.
     
ARCH20510 Archaeology of Landscapes Autumn

5

ARCH20570 Cultural Heritage Autumn

5

ARCH20600 Archaeological Science Autumn

5

ARCH20630 Archaeological Field Skills Autumn

5

ARCH20610 Historical Archaeology Spring

5

ARCH20620 People in Prehistory: key themes and problems Spring

5

Stage 2 Options - C)MIN2OF:
Select a minimum of two of the following modules.
     
Stage 2 Options - D)MIN0OF:
Students may select this module in place of an elective
     
SSCI20030 Building Resilience Autumn

5


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