CAO CODE : DN 515 Knowing what happened and why is essential in life. Studying History at UCD provides you with the analytical, oral and written skills necessary to understand the world we live in. You will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the past and be able to assess the present and prepare for the future. As a part of the large and diverse History community at UCD, you will benefit from the wide range of expertise available to you and the emphasis placed upon small group seminars and interactive, enjoyable, and varied forms of teaching and learning. It is not essential to have studied History at Leaving Certificate. Key requirements include a willingness to read extensively and to work on developing strong oral and written communication skills.