The Humanities are subjects that help us to understand the past, shape the present and imagine the future. Carlow College has a distinguished and venerable reputation in the Humanities, where they have been taught for over two hundred and twenty years.
The Humanities programmes comprise the study of the core subjects of English, History, Philosophy and Theology. Along with the four core subjects, students can also choose from a variety of other modules. Students who take this degree undertake an exciting and stimulating degree that offers a unique opportunity to learn about the beliefs, ideas, cultures and literatures from the ancient to the contemporary world, and from the local to the global.
There are two Humanities programmes that students can enroll in: BA in Humanities (Level 7) and BA (Hons) in Humanities (Level 8). Level 7 students who attain a final grade of 50% or more in their third year can progress to complete the Level 8 BA (Hons) degree in fourth year. In year one, students take mandatory modules in the four subjects of English, Theology, History, and Philosophy. In years two and three, students can choose any combination of modules offered on the programme. In year four, those registered in the BA (Hons) in Humanities choose from any combination of modules offered on the programme and write a final-year dissertation.
Individual modules on the Humanities programmes range from the broad to the specialised, and the wide choice of subjects offered means that students can tailor their degree to pursue their own personal interests. Along with English, History, Philosophy and Theology, students have the opportunity to take modules in subjects such as Psychology, Creative Writing, Drama & Performance, and Media Studies.