BA (Hons) in Arts

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This three-year Bachelor of Arts program offered at DkIT is a unique program in Ireland. It offers a traditional arts education in history, English, archeology, and politics and society, along with three years of training in digital humanities. This innovative new development in arts education will provide you with critical and practical skills to meet the demands of a rapidly changing digital environment.

The degree program creates honors arts graduates who are also skilled users and creators of information in digital media, an increasingly important area in education and publishing. As a graduate, you will be able to integrate these new digital media with traditional academic activity in the arts.

The course is delivered through a combination of traditional classroom lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes.

Program structure

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities: Digital Literacy
  • Ireland 1800-1921: success and failure under the Union
  • From prehistoric Ireland to the Bronze Age
  • Irish literature
  • Introduction to social and political thought

Semester 2

  • (TWO arts subject areas to choose from)
  • Introduction to multimedia for the humanities
  • History
  • History and historians
  • Ireland 1921-98: modernity and tradition
  • Europe 1918-2007: The Rupture of Nations
  • Archeology
  • Human origins: the Paleolithic
  • Archaeological techniques
  • English literature and culture
  • Literature and Society
  • Frontiers in literature
  • Introduction to cultural theory
  • Politics and society
  • Comparative policy
  • Contemporary Irish politics
  • The fight for democracy

Semester 1

  • Web applications for humanities
  • History
    • Ireland, 1540-1800: land and religion.
    • The Rise of the USA: Civil War to Cold War.
    • History of the Revolutionary Tradition
  • Archeology
    • The archeology of medieval Ireland
    • Prehistoric Europe: from the Ice Age to the Bronze Age
  • English literature and culture
    • American literature
    • Romanticism studies
    • American drama
  • Politics and society
    • Governance and society with a gender perspective
    • Borders, border territories, and disputed states
    • Globalization and political economy

Semester 2

  • Advanced Multimedia for Humanities
  • History
    • Early Modern Europe, 1450-1700
    • Ireland 1912-1932: revolution and counterrevolution
    • History of cartography
  • Archeology
    • Celtic Ireland and Europe
    • The archeology of Great Britain
  • English literature and culture
    • Fiction to cinema
    • Shakespeare and his contemporaries
  • Politics and society
    • Genocide, Social Darwinism, and Racial Science
    • Community development and active citizenship
    • Politics in action

Semester 1

  • Digital humanities: research methodology
  • History
    • The rise of the Atlantic world, 1400-1800
    • Medieval ireland
    • Great Britain since 1945
  • Archeology
    • Archaeological theory
    • The archeology of death and burial
  • English literature and culture
    • Theory of literature and culture
    • Writing career
    • Irish Drama, 1890-1900
  • Politics and society
    • Identities, communities and social limits
    • Media, power and politics
    • The Northern Ireland peace process

Semester 2

  • → Research Project in Digital Humanities
  • History
    • European Imperialism, 1870-1970
    • Tolerance and intolerance in Reform Europe
    • The european city
  • Archeology
    • Archeology of the recent past
    • Wealth management and entrepreneurship
  • English literature and culture
    • Writing Genre: Poetry, Fiction, and Women
    • Theories of reading, reception and hearing
    • Contemporary Irish drama
  • Politics and society
    • Ireland: citizenship and ethnic diversity.
    • New social movements and e-activism.
    • Moral and political philosophy

Career oportunities

As a graduate of this degree, you will be academically qualified in two of the basic artistic disciplines:

  • History; English; Archeology; Politics and Society; at the same time as he becomes a sophisticated creator and user in digital humanities.

Graduates of this course are highly employable and highly sought after in careers as diverse as elementary and secondary level teaching, adult education, arts and heritage management, journalism, library science, archival, research, politics, as well as business and industry. . Students have excellent literacy and communication skills, advanced skills in information and communication technologies, as well as skills in handling critical information, making them highly employable.

Admission requirements

  • International applicants will require a baccalaureate degree officially translated into English.
  • IELTS 6.0 or higher (or internationally recognized equivalent).

Course delivery

The course is delivered through a combination of traditional classroom lectures, tutorials, and laboratory classes.

Who should apply

This course is best suited for students interested in the areas of art, culture, history, heritage, politics, and languages.

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