Having established a record of excellence in undergraduate education the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering a Bachelor of Arts (Joint Honours) Degree.
This degree draws on existing DCU strengths while giving you the choice of what you want to study from a unique range of subjects. Students also have the option to take a year abroad (year abroad students complete the degree over four years). You will acquire a critical perspective on areas central to contemporary society, including law, politics and the media. You can also complement this knowledge by developing a high competence in a foreign language or Irish.
Each subject area of the Bachelor of Arts will provide you with an opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of a particular academic discipline. This degree will prepare you for a variety of careers while also providing a solid foundation for further study at postgraduate level.
Your Arts Degree at DCU
Choose Two subjects from: English, Gaeilge*, Human Development, History OR Mathematics* OR Music*, Geography OR Theology and Religious Studies
Choose Media Studies + One other subject from: English, International Languages* or Politics
Choose Law + One other subject from: History, International Languages* or Media Studies
Choose International Languages* + one other subject from: Gaeilge* or Politics
Choose Politics + one other subject from: History, Law or Theology and Religious Studies
Subjects are studied for three or four years.
Gaeilge* offered at intermediate level only.
International Languages* includes French or German or Spanish, all offered at intermediate level only.
Music* restricted entry. Applicants who obtain a place on DC009 and wish to take music will be required to present for an assessment comprising rudiments of music (theory and an aural test). The assessment will take place on Saturday 25th March 2017. Please check back at regular intervals for updates. Only those applicants who successfully complete the assessment will be eligible to register for music on DC009.
You will engage with a wide range of literature and become familiar with the vital characteristics and contexts of drama, poetry, film and fiction.
You will learn about Irish culture and tradition as well as developing your practical language skills.
You will examine human activity, human-environment relations and physical environments at a variety of scales, from the local through to the global. This subject is offered only on DC009.
You will explore how human beings behave grounded on a close examination of how they have behaved in the past in all spheres of the world but with a particular emphasis on Ireland.
You will develop an understanding of human needs and capacities at crucial stages of the development process through your studies of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy. This subject is offered only on DC009.
International Languages (French, German, Spanish)
You will acquire proficiency in your chosen language and learn about culture, film, literary traditions and intercultural communication.
You will learn about constitutional and criminal law, about property and European law and the law of evidence.
You will develop specialist knowledge, versatile problem solving skills and the ability to think mathematically. This subject is offered only on DC009.
You will learn about communication theory, the history of the media, film theory and press and public relations.
You will gain knowledge and understanding of classical, traditional, popular and other music styles. This subject is only offered on DC009.
You will learn about the Irish, European and American political systems, international relations and the politics of the United Nations.
Theology & Religious Studies
You will critically engage with questions, closely analyse ancient and modern texts and develop insights into cultural and religious diversity.