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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
find out

Domestic course fees
EU 3000

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 3000

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About Folklore - Arts at University College Cork

Overview

Ireland has one of the world's largest folklore archives. Folklore has been a vital aspect of Irish identity for hundreds of years, contributing to its literature, history and culture. Folklore, however, is not just in the past or in the countryside, it's also in the contemporary world and in cities. It remains a significant element in the ongoing cultural process of popular traditions and expressions.

Folklore at UCC introduces the main areas of the discipline, such as narratives, stories, festivals, rituals, tools, technologies and material culture, before developing the theories, ideas and methods of Folklore, including the theories of fieldwork, original research, archives and community identity.

Course Details

Year 1 Modules:

FL1004Irish Folklore and Culture: An Introduction (15 credits)

This module will introduce you to the subject from the beginning. Moving from art to artifice, from the natural to the supernatural, it presents a colourful range of narratives and stories, festivals and rituals, not forgetting the tools, technologies and material culture so essential to human life.

You will be introduced to the study of human culture as it expresses itself through language, behaviour and artefact. This module encompasses stories and storytelling, rituals, popular religion and festivals, material culture and lifestyle.

Year 2 Modules:

We offer 30 Credits, three 5 Credit Modules in Semester 1 and three 5 Credit Modules in Semester 2:

Irish Folklore and History; Festival and Ritual in Popular Culture; Exploring the Otherworld; Popular Belief and Symbols; Folklore and Gender; Archives and Folklore in Ireland; Ethnographic Archives Worldwide

Year 3*/4 Modules:

We offer 30 Credits, three 5 Credit Modules in Semester 1 and three 5 Credit Modules in Semester 2:

Exploring Material Culture and Folklore; Studying Stories, Theory and Method; Trad and Blues: Musical Traditions and Cultural Contexts; Indigenous Knowledge: Herbs and Healing in Irish Folkore; Fieldwork and Folklore; The Ethnographic Interview: An Introduction

*BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in year 4.

See the Book of Modules for Folklore for further details on modules.

Fact File

Course Code: CK101, CK108

Course Title: Arts

Subject Title: Folklore

College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

Teaching Mode: Full-time

Qualifications: BA (Hons)

NFQ Level: Level 8

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108

Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015

Course Practicalities

Expected lecture hours: In Year 1 you will have 3 hours of lectures a week, and tutorials will also be available.

In Years 2 and 3 all modules are two hours per week.

Lectures, Reading Lists and Assignments are made available on Blackboard.

Field trips: Students may be requested to contribute to the cost of field trips if such are organised.

Assessment

Year 1 is examined by a combination of continuous assessment and one end-of-year examination.

In Years 2 and 3, modules are examined by a combination of continuous assessment or a written examination.

Methods such as presentations, research reports, journals and field work are also used to assess practicals.

Application Procedure

Refer to CK101and CK108. First year students choose Arts subjects when registering.

Further Contact Information

Bláthnaid Begley

T:+353 (0)21 490 3539

E:b.begley@ucc.ie

Dr Stiofán Ó Cadhla

T:+353 (0)21 490 2131

E:s.cadhla@ucc.ie

Dr Marie-Annick Desplanques

T:+353 (0)21 490 2992

E:MA.Desplanques@ucc.ie

Dr Clíona O'Carroll

T:+353 (0)21 490 2599

E:C.OCarroll@ucc.ie

Ciarán Ó Gealbháin

T: +353 (0)21 490 2598

E:C.OGealbhain@ucc.ie

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEU 3000International course feesEUR 3000

Notes about fees for this course

Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.

2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108

Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015

Entry requirements for this course

Contact University College Cork to find course entry requirements.

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