2021/2022

BA (Hons) (Anthropology) - CK123

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 (Hons) in Anthropology is a three-year, full-time, honours degree (NFQ Level 8). To be eligible for the award of this degree a student is required to have achieved 180 credits, by obtaining 60 credits in each of three years of the programme. A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one year.

In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Anthropology a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to entry to the programme, modules amounting to 60 credits.

Students take 45 credits of core modules:

AR1001 The Archaeology of Ireland in Context (15 credits)
AY1001 Introduction to Anthropology (5 credits)
HI1007 Anti-Semitism in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Holocaust (5 credits)
HI1012 Women in Europe since 1800 (5 credits)
SC1005 Introduction to Sociology (Part 1) (5 credits)
SC1006 Key Issues in Sociology (Part 2) (10 credits)

and one module to the value of 15 credits to be chosen from the following:
FL1004 Irish Folklore and Culture: an Introduction (15 credits)
RG1001 Religions in the Contemporary World: An Introduction to the Study of Religions (15 credits)

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 (Anthropology) until the First University Examination in Arts (Anthropology) has been passed.

In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Anthropology a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules amounting to 60 credits:

Core modules:
AY2001 Anthropology Field School (5 credits)
AY2002 Anthropology Research Seminar 1 (5 credits)

Archaeology
AR2016 The Development of Archaeological Thought (5 credits)
AR2033
Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Europe (5 credits)
AR2038 Human Remains for Archaeologists (5 credits)
AR2051 The Archaeology and Anthropology of War in Small-scale Societies (5 credits)

Sociology
SC2003  The Sociology of Class: Work and Welfare in the 21st Century (5 credits)
SC2018 Sociology of Culture and Art (5 credits)
SC2021  Sociology of Crime and Deviance (5 credits)
SC2034 Sociology of the City (5 credits) 

Elective modules:

Students choose 10 credits from the following:
(timetable restrictions may apply)
CC2006 Learning and Society in the Celtic Countries (5 credits)
CC2011 Gender, Image and Identity in Medieval Ireland (5 credits)
CC2012 Myths and Beliefs of the Early Celtic Peoples (5 credits)
FL2012 Exploring the Otherworld: Popular Beliefs and Symbols (5 credits)
FL2015 Singers and Songs in Irish Tradition (5 credits)
FL2016 What is Folklore? Paradigms and Theories (5 credits) 
FL2017 Special Topics in Folklore (5 credits)
HI2014 Women in Early Modern Europe 1500–1800 (5 credits)
HI2017 From Ireland to China: Travelling with Maps in the Middle Ages (5 credits)
HI2036 Sport and Society in Modern Ireland (5 credits)
HI2109 The Global Renaissance: 1300–1600 (5 credits)
PH2018 Violence and War (5 credits)
PH2023
Chinese Philosophy (5 credits)
RG2307 Indigenous Religions (10 credits)
RG2312 Material Religion (10 credits)
RG2315 Ethnographies of Pilgrimage (10 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module 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.

Third Year - Arts (Anthropology) (from 2022/23 onwards)

No student may register for Third Arts (Anthropology) until the Second University Examination in Arts (Anthropology) has been passed.

In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Anthropology a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules amounting to 60 credits:

Core modules:

AY3001 Anthropology Research Seminar 2 (10 credits)
SC3001 Social Theory II (5 credits)
SC3003 Sociology of Development and Globalization (5 credits)
SC3004 The Sociology of Community (5 credits)
SC3009 Sociology of Religions and Civilisations (5 credits)

Archaeology (20 credits)
AR3040 Health, Diet and Disease in Early Societies (5 credits)
AR3057 Typology to Materiality. Methods and Concepts of material culture studies (5 credits)
AR3058 Museums, Anthropology and Archaeology (5 credits)

and one AR module to be chosen from the following:
AR3037 The Viking World and Ireland (5 credits)
AR3052 Beyond the Celtic World – Iron Age Ireland (5 credits)
AR3055 Transitions in Prehistory: Ireland in the Third Millennium BC (5 credits)
AR3056 The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Ireland, c.1550-1750 (5 credits)

Elective modules:

Students choose 10 credits from the following:
(timetable restrictions may apply)
FL3001 Exploring Material Culture and Folklore (5 credits)
FL3011 The Ethnographic Interview: An Introduction (5 credits)
FL3013 Study Stories: Theory and Method (5 credits)
HI3051 Ireland and the Beginnings of Europe (5 credits)
HI3127 Religion and Magic in Reformation Europe: Witches, Demons, Jews and Heretics (5 credits)
HI3135 The Female Body and British Culture 1800–1918 (5 credits)
MU3041 Gamelan 3 (5 credits)
MU3048 Sitar 3 (5 credits)
MU3060 Sean-nós 3 (5 credits)
PH3041 Moral Psychology 2 (5 credits)
PH3044 Construction of Social Reality (5 credits)
PH3045 Home, Identity and Displacement (5 credits)
RG2305 Authority and Community in Contemporary Christianities (10 credits)
RG2308 Hinduism and Indian Religions (10 credits)

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) (Anthropology) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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