Intro to Irish Studies

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intro to Irish Studies

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, Celtic Studies, History

  • 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
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    A one semester, interdisciplinary first-year course which introduces students to the variety of questions, methods, and concepts underlying Irish Studies, with a particular focus on Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, and Social History. A central theme of the lectures and seminars is the complexity of the processes through which identity is constructed through time, and the course sets out to ask a series of provocative and stimulating questions about ideas of Ireland and Irishness. The aims of the course are as follows:1) To introduce students to an understanding of the breadth of archaeological and historical knowledge and perspectives on 'Ireland' and 'Irishness'2) To enable students to grasp the complex and dynamic ways in which Ireland and Irishness have been conceptualised3) To facilitate students' engagement with the field of Irish Studies

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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