Discovering Ireland

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Discovering Ireland

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, Celtic Studies

  • 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

    This module, intended for students new to Ireland and so largely unfamiliar with Irish archaeology and indeed Irish history, shows how the Irish landscape can be read as a document in which is locked many clues about Irish identity, ancient, medieval and modern. The module is focused on the idea of heritage: cultural landscape as a key element of irish heritage. The module is based not on classroom work but on fieldtrips and Blackboard-presented materials, the logic being that the best way to understand landscape is to visit it, reading about it in advance and reading about it again having experienced it. Two fieldtrips are planned, both concentrating on ancient and medieval landscapes within reach of Dublin by coach. Students will be provided with handbooks to faciliate their own (self-led) field-trips to parts of Dublin.

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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