Year 1

MANDATORY MODULES

  • English I (Introduction to Literary Forms)
  • English II (Introduction to Modern Irish Writing)
  • History I (Re-Imagining Ireland to 1500)
  • History II (Europe to 1500)

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2)

  • Philosophy I (Ancient & Medieval)
  • Theology I (Introduction to Theology)
  • General Ethics
  • Introduction to Psychology & Research Methods
  • Theology II (Introduction to Biblical Studies)
  • Creative Writing

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Year 2

MANDATORY MODULES

  • English I (Medieval to Renaissance: Literature)
  • English II (The Birth of Narratives)
  • History I (Re-Imagining Ireland 1500 – 2000)
  • History II (Europe 1500 – 2000)

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 2)

  • Philosophy II (Modern & Contemporary)
  • Theology (Christology)
  • Theology (Church & Sacraments)
  • Development Psychology
  • Drama & Performance
  • Social Ethics
  • Prophets & Synoptics
  • Introduction to Journalism

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YEAR 3

MANDATORY MODULES

  • English I (Romanticism and the Gothic)
  • English II (19th Century Literature: The Victorians)
  • History I (History Project)
  • History II (Revolutions in the Transatlantic World, 1715 – 1815)
  • History III (Women & the Church in
  • Medieval & Early Modern Europe)

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1)

  • Irish Studies (19th Century Ireland & Literature of the Troubles)
  • Existentialist Literature

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YEAR 4

MANDATORY MODULES

  • Seminar & Dissertation
  • English I (Modernism & its Literatures)
  • English II (World Literatures)
  • History I (Ireland in the Age of Revolution 1891 – 1923)
  • History II (Nazi Germany, World War Two & the European Jews)

ELECTIVES (CHOOSE 1)

  • History III (America & Europe since 1945)
  • Irish Studies (The Anglo-Irish Revival & Gender & Society in 20th Century Ireland)

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Course Details

Programme Code: PC411

Duration: 4 Years

Level: 8

 

What students of the English & History Programme had to say...

The standard of lecturing on the English and History Degree would be difficult to beat. In fact, all the staff of Carlow College including those in the dining hall, the library, the administration have been most helpful to me.

Patricia Foley - Graduate

My studies in English and History have enabled me to appreciate and understand how world events have influenced literature and art. Art, literature and history help us make sense of how we live our lives.

Bridget Flannery Graduate

There is a lot of support given to students on the English and History degree and it really helps to build your confidence when you're starting a degree programme.

Jamie Lawlor English & History, Year 4

As a mature student returning to education, I found that the outstanding lecturers at Carlow College restored my confidence, inspired my imagination, fuelled my brain and paved my way to broader horizons and an exciting future.

Amanda Pitcairn - class of '14, pursuing a MA at TCD
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