Celtic and Mediterranean Europe

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Celtic and Mediterranean Europe

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module offers a broad understanding of the high cultures of the Mediterranean and European Bronze Ages and Early Iron Ages. Thematically it covers the Bronze Age "Age of Empires" focused on the palace-based cultures of the eastern Mediterranean (including the Egypt of the Pharaohs, the Hittites, the Minoans and Mycenaeans, and the Trojan War). It also covers the dramatic crises which brought about the end of the Mediterranean Bronze Age. This was followed by the Early Iron Age, during which Greek culture colonised itself throughout the Mediterranean, and brought about the recovery of complex civilisation which contributed to the origins of Europe. Overall this "Age of Migrations" also had effects in Central Europe and ultimately contributed to the rise of the Celtic cultures which spread through Iron Age Europe to Britain and Ireland.

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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