Prof William O'Brien PhD, B.A.
I deliver foundation teaching in archaeology to First Year students in the BA degree. Thisinvolves an introduction to the discipline of archaeology, its history, theoreticalconcerns and methods. The course also provides a general introduction to Irish prehistoryin a European context. My responsibility at second and third year BAlevel is to deliver foundation-level teaching in European prehistory, as well as advanced teachingon Irish prehistory.
I am programme director for a new postgraduate degree in UCC, the MA in Archaeological Excavation that commenced in October 2010. This full-time course will provide advanced training in the theory and practice of excavation, which is a key area in the practice of archaeology as an academic and professional discipline.
I have a particular interest in adult education, recognizing the important contribution that enthusiastic mature students can make to local archaeology and heritage protection. I teach in the evening Certificate in Archaeology offered by UCC. I regularly lecture to local and national societies.
|2014 AR1010 Introduction to Archaeology: Introduction to Archaeology|
|2014 AR1012 The Archaeology of Historic Ireland: The Archaeology of Historic Ireland|
|2014 AR6013 Archaeological Survey and Remote Sensing: Archaeological Survey and Remote Sensing|
|2014 AR2016 The Development of Archaeological Thought: The Development of Archaeological Thought|
|2014 AR1011 The Archaeology of Prehistoric Ireland: The Archaeology of Prehistoric Ireland|
|2014 AR1013 Archaeology Field Project: Archaeology Field Project|
|2014 AR3021 Prehistoric Society in Ireland: Prehistoric Society in Ireland|
|2014 AR6008 Training Excavation: Training Excavation|
|2014 AR6001 Dissertation: Dissertation|
|2014 AR2014 Artefact Studies: Artefact Studies|
|2014 AR6006 Post-Excavation Analysis and Interpretation: Post-Excavation Analysis and Interpretation|
|2014 AR6005 Archaeological Excavation: Strategy and Practice: Archaeological Excavation: Strategy and Practice|
|2014 AR6007 Case Studies in Archaeological Excavation: Case Studies in Archaeological Excavation|
|2014 AR1001 The Archaeology of Ireland in Context: The Archaeology of Ireland in Context|
|2014 AR2033 Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Europe: Chalcolithic and Bronze Age Europe|
|2014 AR6004 Archaeological Excavation: Planning and Research Design: Archaeological Excavation: Planning and Research Design|