Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, English, Film Studies, History, Literature, Music, Theater, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Beginning in the late nineteenth-century and reaching a highpoint in the period after World War I, the creative ferment now commonly described as modernism saw the production of some of the most spectacular works of theatre, literature, cinema, music, the visual arts and architecture in the twentieth century. Breaking with received ideas of mimesis and perspective, refusing long-established conceptions of classical order and harmony, and shattering the conventions of nineteenth-century realism, the great modernist works provoked a sense of outrage and confusion that reverberated across the century.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    - Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of key features of literary modernism
    - Show an understanding of the relationship between fictional experimentation and historical contexts
    - Formulate critical arguments about, and critically analyse, a number of key modernist texts
    - Demonstrate high quality verbal and written expression; the ability to make clear points in a lucid grammatical and confident manner.
    - Write an essay on a chosen topic or topics, demonstrating the ability to integrate source material and critical readings; synthesise arguments; justify critical approaches and opinions.
    - Write responses to exam questions, demonstrating the ability to integrate source material and critical readings; synthesise arguments; justify critical approaches and opinions.

    Teaching & Learning Methods:
    - Lectures: 20 hours
    - Independent student activities: 60 hours

    - Continuous Assessment: 50%
    - University scheduled written examination: 50%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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