Archaeology - Exploring St Patrick's World: The Places & Peoples of Early Medieval Ireland, AD400 - 900

Category Arts & Humanities » Archaeology
Type Part time / Evening
Description AX216 Exploring St Patrick's World: The Places and Peoples of Early Medieval Ireland, AD400-900
This module will provide an introduction to the archaeology of early medieval Ireland, taking the impact and influence of Early Christianity as a central theme and framework. The course will focus on the introduction, adaptation and transmission of Christianity within early medieval Ireland, using the figure and cult of St Patrick as a vehicle for exploring its fundamental role in the development of belief and society.

Utilising some of the latest archaeological research and early Irish source material in translation, it will also explore early medieval life, death, landscapes and economies to illustrate the complex nature of Ireland’s early medieval origins.

Tutor: Terry O’Hagan

This Certificate is Level 7, 30 ECTS. Each module carries 5 ECTS.
The aim of this course is to provide students with a structured introduction to archaeology. It is designed both for people who may have a professional interest in the subject and for those with a broad enthusiasm for archaeology. It provides an opportunity to develop knowledge of the subject in a formal, structured environment.

Students may audit individual modules or take them for credit. In 2009-10 four modules are being offered (two in the Autumn term and two in the Spring term). Students satisfactorily completing six modules will gain a Certificate in Archaeology.

AX216 Exploring St Patrick's World: The Places and Peoples of Early Medieval Ireland, AD400-900
AX115 On the Edge: Island Life 8000 - 2000
AX118 Matters of Life and Death in Later Prehistoric Ireland
AX217 The Archaeology of Medieval Ireland

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Location Dublin City
Company University College Dublin - UCD
Course Fee Tuition Fee: €210 Cr
Course Duration 10 weeks, Tuesday 7.00pm - 9.30pm.
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