2021/2022

BA (Hons) (English) - CK109

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BA in English is a three-year full-time programme leading to the BA Degree (English). The degree is taught by the School of English.

To be eligible for the the award of the BA (Hons) English degree students are required to have achieved 180 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of the three years of the degree.

BA (Hons) (English) (International) Pathway (see here)
The BA (Hons) (English) (International) Pathway is a four-year programme which enables students to study abroad for a year in an approved University outside Ireland.

Students take English together with two other subjects from the First Arts programme. To avoid timetable clashes no more than one subject may be chosen from any separate group below:

1. Computer Science, History, Portuguese
2. (a)# Applied Mathematics, European Studies, Folklore, Greek and Roman Civilisation, Gaeilge/Irish
2. (b)# History of Art
3. Archaeology, Chinese Studies, German, Latin, Mathematics, Mathematical Studies, Politics
4. French, Sociology, Studies in Music
6. (a)* Geography, Italian
6. (b)* Celtic Civilisation, Philosophy, Spanish

#Groups 2 (a) and 2 (b): Students can combine group 2 (b) History of Art with any subject from Group 2 (a) in First Year only. Students can only study one subject from Group 2 (a) and 2 (b) in Second and Third Year.
*Groups 6 (a) and 6 (b): From second year:

See here for Points to Note regarding the above subject choices.

Programme Requirements First Arts (English)

Students take 30 credits as follows:
EN1002, EN1003, EN1004, EN1101 (5 credits per module), EN1103 (10 credits) plus two other First Arts subjects (15 credits each) from those listed above.

Programme Requirements for Arts subjects begin here.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for Second Arts (English) until he/she has passed the First University Examination in Arts (English). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

Student who wish to take the four-year option with a year abroad must register for the BA (English) (International) Pathway at the beginning of Second Year.

In Second Arts students take a Single Subject Degree consisting of modules to the value of 60 credits in English.

Programme Requirements Second Arts (English)

Single Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:
EN2103 (10 credits); EN2012 (5 credits); plus EN2009 (20 credits), or EN2101 (10 credits) with either EN2006 or EN2007 (10 credits),
and 10 credits from Semester 1 and 15 credits from Semester 2.

Semester 1

EN2011; EN2023; EN2073; EN2077 (5 credits per module).

Semester 2
EN2043; EN2046; EN2066; EN2071; EN2078; EN2079 (5 credits per module)

Note:

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for Third Arts (English) until he/she has passed the Second University Examination in Arts (English). The selection of any module is conditional on the Professor or Lecturer concerned and the College being satisfied that a student is capable of profiting by attendance thereat. Students may not select modules which involve a timetable clash.

In Third Arts students take a Single Subject Degree consisting of modules to the value of 60 credits in English.

Programme Requirements Third Arts (English)

Single Subject

Students take 60 credits as follows:
EN3110 (20 credits);
plus EN3009 (20 credits)
or EN3109 (10 credits) with either EN3006 or EN3007 (10 credits);
or
EN3112 (10 credits) with either EN3006 or EN3007 (10 credits);
or
*EN3109 (10 credits) and EN3112 (10 credits)

plus 10 credits from Semester 1 and 10 credits from Semester 2.

*Students who wish to take both EN3109 and EN3112 must secure written permission from the Head of School.

Semester 1
EN3015; EN3073; EN3075; EN3077; EN3079 (5 credits per module).

Semester 2
EN3048; EN3065; EN3072; EN3107; EN3108 (5 credits per module)

Note:

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BA (Hons) (English) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)

On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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