Course listings

Listed in chronological order below are the study abroad course offerings up to and including spring 2019

Further course offerings will be added as subsequent semesters approach.

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Summer semester 2018

 
Program Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 10 am–2 pm, with the exception of site visits.

 

Program A 8 Weeks  19 May 2018 – 13 July 2018
Program B 4 Weeks  19 May 2018 – 15 June 2018
Program C 4 Weeks 16 June 2018 – 13 July 2018

 

Program A Eight Weeks    
Residence Center check-in Saturday, 19 May 2018
Orientation Program  Saturday, 19 May, and Sunday, 20 May 2018
Classes begin Monday, 21 May 2018
Residence Center check-out Friday, 13 July 2018

Program B Four Weeks
Residence Center check-in Saturday, 19 May 2018
Orientation Program  Saturday, 19 May, and Sunday, 20 May 2018
Classes begin   Monday, 21 May 2018
Residence Center check-out Friday, 15 June 2018
                               
Program C Four Weeks   
Residence Center check-in Saturday, 16 June 2018
Orientation Program  Saturday, 16 June, Sunday, 17 June 2018
Classes begin   Monday, 18 June 2018
Residence check-out  Friday, 13 July 2018

Please note the following course registration requirements:
• Program A     12 credits 4 courses
• Program B   6 credits 2 courses
• Program C   6 credits 2 courses

 

Course Group I Program A and B (select one course)

LIB205  Anglo-Irish Writers    
A survey of prominent Anglo-Irish writers, including:  Shaw, Joyce, Wilde, Beckett, O’Casey, Swift and Synge.  Students will become familiar with a representative sample of twentieth-century Irish literary works, including short story and drama.  Literary criticism related to these works will also be covered. General education course

IB492   International business    
An overview of the unique problems faced by firms engaging in international activities; the importance of understanding the foreign economic, social, political, cultural, and legal environment; the mechanics of importing and exporting; joint ventures, franchising, and subsidiaries; international dimensions of management, marketing, and accounting; international financial management; the special problems of multinational corporations; recent problems of the international economic system; country-risk analysis; and the increasing use of counter-trade.

Course Group II Program A and B (select one course)

LIB420*  Irish cultural studies
An exploration of aspects of historical and contemporary manifestations of Irish culture. Topics include plays, storytelling, movies, media and literature in Ireland; Irish music from traditional to U2; contemporary Irish architecture and design; socialising and entertainment; fashion, taste and materialism in the era of the Celtic Tiger and the recession. The course makes extensive use through field trips of the cultural amenities of Ireland’s vibrant capital city, Dublin. General education course

LIB402   Oscar Wilde and his circle
Studies the social circle and literary works of Oscar Wilde, the most influential Anglo-Irish writer of the late Victorian era.  A bohemian, wit, and conversationalist, Wilde inspired a culturally vibrant social environment in Dublin, London, and Paris, whose legacy has lasted until the present day.  Wilde’s artistic achievements in the realm of poetry, fiction, drama, the art of conversation, and literary criticism will be considered in the context of late nineteenth-century aesthetic movement, Irish nationalism, Anglo-Irish colonial relations, the emerging celebrity culture, early Modernism, and Victorian attitudes towards homosexuality. General education course

Course Group III  Program A and C (select one course)

LIB485  Dubliners: writing the Irish short story
This courses focus on introducing students to the basics of short story writing, with special reference to the context of Ireland’s capital city. With a combination of reading examples from seminal short story writers, critical work, class-based writing exercises and field trips to sites of literary interest around Dublin, students will learn the form and mechanics of the short story while also working toward developing their own short prose piece. Their first draft will be work-shopped in class, in which constructive criticism and feedback will be given. The final polished pieces of 2,500 words will be submitted for assessment and, possibly, submitted for publication to literary magazines or websites around Ireland. General education course

LIB400   Irish nationalism
Examines the notion of Irish national identity in the context of Irish history, British colonialism, Irish insurgence and struggle for political independence as reflected in historical documents, literature, art, religious life and social experience.  A historical introduction to the problem of Irish nationalism will include the search for cultural and linguistic identity of the Irish in their opposition to the Norman and English rule.  The course will then focus on the subsequent struggles between Irish Home Rule and Unionism with England, on the Easter Rising of 1916 and the civil war, the Partition, to conclude with the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 and the apparently successful alignment of Ireland with the European Union. General education course

Course Group IV Program A and C (select one course)

LIB482*       History seminar: themes in Irish history
This course examines selected themes and developments in Irish history from prehistoric times to the present.  The objective is to develop an understanding of the course of Irish history and its place in the wider European historical experience.  Class sessions are conducted in a lecture and discussion format.  Student participation requires full and punctual attendance, taking of lecture notes, completion of required reading, involvement in class discussions, and completion of assigned reports on various themes with presentation to the rest of the class.  Field trips explore historically relevant aspects of Ireland’s capital. General education course

IB308  Sustainable business
This course will look how creative and sustainable business can tackle environmental and resource problems such as air pollution, climate change, ozone depletion, food supply problems, depleting stocks of fish, fossil fuels, and fresh water. We will review national and international government agencies initiatives such as eco-taxes, recycling policies, environmental taxation, regulations such as the Kyoto Protocol and eco-business opportunities. In this course we will study the main components of sustainable business practices includes sustainable economic theories, modern business practices, cost savings from recycling, reducing power consumption and reusing inputs.

 *Added Cost – Students will be required to pay some local costs for site visits to museums and other attractions and local transport. These costs will not exceed $60 per person per course.

 

 

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Fall semester 2018

 

Study abroad students should select a total of four or five 3-credit courses; these courses are taken together with non-study abroad, degree-seeking students from Irish American University.

 

8 September - 12 December 2018

Residence Center check-in:   Friday, 7 September 2018
Study Abroad orientation:     Saturday-Sunday, 8-9 September 2018
Classes begin:                      Monday, 10 September 2018
College closed (no classes):   Monday, 29 October 2018
Final day of class:                 Friday, 30 November 2018
Final Exams:                        3-11 Dec 2018 (inclusive; excluding Sunday, 9 December)
Residence Center check-out:  Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Students should choose four (12 credits) or five (15 credits) courses from the listing below; they should also choose at least two alternate courses, as the courses below are scheduled according to the progression of ACD year cohorts and there may be time conflicts.

All students must book their return flights after 6.30 pm, Tuesday, 11 December 2018

CW200  Introduction to creative writing
CW113  Writing workshop 4
CW222  Writing for screen 3
CW232  Writing for the stage 2
HDG200 Introduction to hospitality
HDG301 Food and beverage cost control and management
IB200  Introduction to management 
IB201  Microeconomics  
IB202  Accounting 1   
IB203  Principles of marketing 
IB204  Business computing
IB300  Managerial accounting  
IB301  Corporate finance   
IB302  Networks and databases   
IB303  International marketing  
IB304  International law   
IB400  Entrepreneurship    
IB401  International finance  
IB402  International HRM  
IB403  Operations management
IB410  Internship
LIB203  The digital revolution
LIB300   Shakespeare
LIB301  Contemporary China
LIB307  Literary modernism
LIB400  Irish nationalism 
LIB402  Oscar Wilde and his circle
MT102  Music 1*
MT103  Acting 1
MT104  Dance 1
MT202  Music 2*
MT203  Acting 2*
MT204  Dance 2*
MT302  Music 3*
MT303  Acting 3*
MT304  Dance 3*

*Skype audition or other pre-approval required for enrolment in the course.

 

 

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Spring semester 2019

 

Study abroad students should select a total of four or five 3-credit courses; these courses are taken together with non-study abroad, degree-seeking students from Irish American University.

 

11 January - 5 May 2019

Residence Center check-in:   Friday, 11 January 2019
Study Abroad orientation:     Saturday-Sunday, 12-13 January 2019
Classes begin:                      Monday, 14 January 2019
College closed (no classes):   Monday, 18 March; Friday, 19 April; Monday, 22 April; Monday, 6 May 2019 (Spring Break: 18-22 March)
Final day of class:                 Friday, 12 April 2019
Final Exams:                        Tuesday, 23 April, through 6.30 pm, Friday, 3 May (inclusive; excluding Sunday, 28 April)
Residence Center check-out: Saturday, 4 May 2019

 

Students should choose four (12 credits) or five (15 credits) courses from the listing below; they should also choose at least two alternate courses, as the courses below are scheduled according to the progression of ACD year cohorts and there may be time conflicts. 

All students must book their return flights after 6.30 pm, Friday, 3 May 2019

CW216  Writing workshop
CW226  Writing for screen
CW235  Writing for stage
LIB205  Anglo-Irish writers
LIB206  Cinema and society
LIB209  American culture abroad
LIB306  Scramble for Africa
LIB308  India
LIB401  The Great Irish Famine
LIB408  American literature
IB205  Organizational behavior
IB206  Macroeconomics
IB207  Accounting 2
IB208  Business law
IB209  Probability and statistics
IB305  International economics
IB306  Quantitative business analysis
IB307  E-commerce and internet marketing
IB308  Sustainable business
IB309  Business research methods
IB405  International business ethics
IB406  International investment strategies
IB407  Strategic MIS
IB408  Contemporary global challenges
IB409  International business: theory and policy
IB410  Internship
MT107  Music 1
MT108  Acting 1 
MT109  Dance 1
MT206  Music 2*
MT207  Acting 2* 
MT208  Dance 2*
MT306  Music 3*
MT307  Acting 3* 
MT308  Dance 3*
PA309  Event design and experience