Dublin Course Offerings

 

2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAMS: MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019$16,495Arrive Jan. 29, 2019 – Depart June 9, 2019DIS2
Fall Semester 2019$16,495Arrive Sept. 15, 2019 – Depart Dec 21, 2019DIF2
Spring Semester 2020$16,495Arrive Jan. 27, 2020 – Depart June 6, 2020DIS2

Eligibility & GPA requirement: click here

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-18 semester credits. Normal course load is 4-5 modules per semester or 24-35 ECTS. (2 ECTS = approximately 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Final transcript is issued by Maynooth University.


DUBLIN, IRELAND: MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY – SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

At Maynooth University, classes or courses are called “modules.” An undergraduate degree program is called a “course.”

Most modules are worth 5 ECTS or approximately 3 semester credits. Students can enroll in anywhere between 24 and 35 ECTS per semester – or, between 12 and 18 U.S. semester credits.

All students MUST have a total of 8 modules approved by their home institution, in case of changes in module availability. That way, if a module is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the modules you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-ups that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for modules (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible modules on your registration form, in order of preference. Maynooth University will not process your registration unless you list a total of 8 modules.

Maynooth University has a wide range of module offerings, some of which can be seen below. Modules are offered in the following SUBJECT AREAS:

BUSINESS

  • Accounting

  • Economics

  • Ethics

  • Finance

  • International Business

  • Human Resources

  • Management

  • Marketing

HUMANITIES

  • Ancient Classics

  • English

  • European Studies

  • Gender Studies

  • Geography

  • History

  • Irish Studies

  • Literature

  • Medieval Irish and Celtic Studies

  • Media Studies

  • Music

  • Philosophy

  • Theology

LANGUAGES

  • Catalan Language and Culture

  • Chinese Studies

  • French Language

  • German Language

  • Irish Language

  • Latin American Studies

  • Portuguese Language and Culture

  • Spanish Language

NATURAL SCIENCES

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Design Innovation

  • Electronic Engineering

  • Experimental Physics

  • Mathematics

  • Mathematical Physics

SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • Anthropology

  • Applied Social Studies

  • Education

  • International Relations

  • Law

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Social Policy

  • Sociology


Please follow these instructions to see specific Course Offerings by semester for the above-listed Subject Areas. Before clicking the link below, please read the following information!  It will help you greatly in understanding how many credits each module is worth and when each module is offered.

  1. Click on the Subject Area you are interested in.

  2. Click the “Link” for the module you are interested in.

  3. The top of the module description will tell you:  1) when the course is offered, 2) how many credits it is worth, and 3) whether or not it is open to international students.

  4. Please note! Semester 1 = Fall.  Semester 2 = Spring. Classes marked “Semester 1 and 2” are year-long classes and may only be taken if you are studying at Maynooth for the full academic year.

  5. Please note! The number of credits given does NOT designate U.S. credits. They are ECTS credits.  To calculate the approximate number of U.S. semester credits, multiply the number of ECTS credits by 0.5 and round to the nearest whole number.  Example: 5 ECTS = 3 U.S. semester credits.

  6. If the module is open to international students, you will see a green check mark next to “International.”

  7. Course codes beginning with 1, 2, or 3 (e.g. AN151, AN237, AN314) are generally open to undergraduate students. Course codes beginning with 6, 7, or 8 (e.g. AN652, AN862) are post-graduate modules that ARE NOT open to undergraduate students.

  8. It is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to ensure you have the necessary pre-requisites or co-requisites as shown in the module description.  Please read module descriptions carefully. Maynooth University will not let you take a module if you do not have the necessary pre-requisites/co-requisites. If you are unsure whether you have the necessary pre-requisites/co-requisites, please contact ASA at 617-327-9388.

  9. Timetables (class schedules) for each academic year are posted around the end of August or beginning of September (so, just before the beginning of the academic year).

  10. Module offerings and timetables are subject to change.

  11. Click here to search for modules – then SCROLL DOWN for module offerings


2020 SPRING SEMESTER AT MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY + SUMMER INTERNSHIP

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring 2019 – Semester + Internship$18,995Arrive Jan. 29, 2019 – Depart Late June 2019 (TBA)DIS2-IN
Spring 2020 – Semester + Internship$18,995Arrive Jan. 27, 2020 – Depart Late June 2020 (TBA)DIS2-IN

ASA students applying for the Spring semester program at Maynooth University in Dublin, Ireland, have the option to extend their semester by participating in a summer internship or service learning project.  The internship or service learning project will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Spring semester and will last for 4 weeks. This is available only as an “add-on” to our Spring semester program at Maynooth University; it is not available as a stand-alone option or during Fall semester.

All internships and service learning projects are unpaid, not for credit, and consist of 40 work hours per week for 4 weeks (total of approximately 160 work hours).    


INTERNSHIPS AND SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS IN DUBLIN, IRELAND

If you are applying for the ASA Spring semester program at Maynooth University in Dublin, Ireland, you may opt to extend your semester and gain valuable work experience by participating in a summer internship or service learning project.  The internship or service learning project will begin immediately following the conclusion of the Spring semester and will last for 4 weeks.  During the 4 weeks, students will work full-time Monday through Friday and complete 40 work hours per week.

On-campus residence hall housing in a single room with shared kitchen is included, as well as a 4-week train/bus pass for commuting to and from your placement.  Your placement will be located no more than a 40-minute commute from Maynooth University by train or bus.  No additional visa is necessary in order to participate!

Spaces are limited – only about 20 students will be selected for an internship or service learning project.

Please note that this is not available as a stand-alone option.  It is only offered as an optional add-on for students who study abroad with ASA at Maynooth University during the Spring semester. For pricing, please click here


IN WHAT KINDS OF FIELDS ARE PLACEMENTS AVAILABLE?

Internships are available in the following areas: 

  • Business

  • Marketing

  • Communications

  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Service Learning Projects are available in the following areas:

  • Youth Service – Work with at-risk children or after-school groups

  • Animal Care – Work in animal shelters or stables

  • Community Outreach – Work with community centers and public bodies

  • Elderly Support – Work with nursing homes and community carers

We recommend that applicants have at least 2 areas of interest in mind, in case your top choice area isn’t available.   


THE APPLICATION AND PLACEMENT PROCESS 

If you wish to be considered for an internship or service learning project, you will need to submit a Statement of Intent when you submit your application for the Spring 2020 program at Maynooth University. Your Statement of Intent must describe:

  • Your reasons for wanting to participate in an internship or service learning project

  • How an internship or service learning project could support your future career goals

  • Any relevant experience you have to your areas of interest (e.g. previous study, work, or volunteer experience)

  • Why you would be a good candidate for an internship

  • The specific areas you are interested in, chosen from the lists above (e.g. Business, Youth Service, etc.)

  • Statement of Intent should not exceed 500 words.

This is a competitive selection process, and there are limited places available (approximately 20 total).  Your Statement of Intent will be a determining factor in your acceptance to the internship or service learning project, so please take it seriously and invest some time and effort into writing it.

You will find out if you are accepted for an internship or service learning project within a few weeks after being accepted to the ASA study abroad program at Maynooth University, which will allow you to book flights accordingly.


WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR INTERNSHIP 

An internship is an opportunity to gain experience in the field in which you wish to have a career.  It is also a great opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your classes and gain networking contacts.  That said, it is extremely important that all internship applicants remain FLEXIBLE in their expectations with regard to the type of company or organization you will work for, as well as the type of work you will do.  Please be aware that we cannot guarantee you a placement at any particular firm or organization, and we cannot guarantee a placement in your #1 area of interest.  The more flexible you are in your expectations, the better your outcome will be!

IMPORTANT: Interns should expect to have a busy schedule during their 4-week assignment and must not expect to have days off for personal travel. Your internship or service learning project will be full-time (Mon-Fri) for 8 hours per day, with one hour for lunch.

You will participate in a mandatory orientation session before starting your internship, which will cover all the information you need in order to have a successful placement.  During your 4-week assignment, you will have support staff available to you at Maynooth University, who you can contact at any time if you have any questions or issues.  At the conclusion of your assignment, your supervisor will provide a final report about your job performance and progress.

Finally, if you commit to an internship or service learning project, please be aware that that commitment must be taken seriously, as the company or organization hiring you is making a significant investment of their time and resources in you.  You will be expected to complete your internship assignment for the full 4 weeks, be present for all work hours requested of you, and put forth your best effort while working there. Don’t worry – you will have support available to you throughout your placement to help you understand what is expected of you, address any doubts or concerns, and help you have a successful internship assignment!


2020 SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM: GRIFFITH COLLEGE DUBLIN

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019$13,795Arrive Jan. 28, 2019 – Depart May 30, 2019DIS1
Spring Semester 2020$13,795Arrive Late Jan. 2020 – Depart Late May 2020 (TBA)DIS1

Eligibility & GPA requirement: click here

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-16 semester credits. Normal course load is 4-5 modules per semester or 25-30 ECTS. (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.  2 ECTS = approximately 1 U.S. semester credit. )

Final transcript is issued by Griffith College Dublin.


GRIFFITH COLLEGE DUBLIN – SPRING 2020 SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

At Griffith College Dublin, classes or courses are called “modules.” An undergraduate degree program is called a “course.” GCD offers courses (degrees) in several areas, and each course (degree) has a set curriculum of modules (courses).

The curriculum is divided into 3 or 4 Years (sometimes called Levels).

  • Year 1 = freshman year. Year 1 modules generally have no pre-requisites. Roughly equivalent to 100-level.

  • Year 2 = sophomore year. May require pre-requisites from Year 1. Roughly equivalent to 200-level.

  • Years 3/4 = junior/senior year. Students must have the necessary pre-requisites for this level. Years 3/4 are roughly equivalent to 300 and 400-level.

Students are expected to take 4-5 modules per semester for a total of 25-30 ECTS (12-16 U.S. semester credits). All modules are subject to change. The number of credits each module is worth is listed below, next to the module title.

All students MUST get a total of 8 modules approved by their home institution, in case of changes in module availability. That way, if a module is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the modules you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-ups that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for modules (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible modules on your registration form, in order of preference. Griffith College will not process your registration unless you list a total of 8 modules.

MODULE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

BUSINESS STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
COMPUTER SCIENCE
MUSIC PRODUCTION
BUSINESS STUDIES
FILM & TV PRODUCTION
INTERIOR DESIGN
FASHION DESIGN

BUSINESS STUDIES

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

* = This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.


INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

* = This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.


JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


COMPUTER SCIENCE

Year 2
These modules are intended for at least sophomore level students who are majoring in this field (not intended for first-year students).

* = This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.


MUSIC PRODUCTION

Year 1

Year 2


FILM & TV PRODUCTION

Year 1


INTERIOR DESIGN

Year 1

Year 2

  • Computer Aided Design 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Prior Photoshop & Illustrator experience would be beneficial)

  • Design Culture & Theory 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 1 semester of Art History)

Year 3


FASHION DESIGN

Year 1

Year 2


2019 SUMMER PROGRAM: MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Summer 2019$5,995Arrive July 6, 2019 – Depart Aug. 3, 2019DISU2

Eligibility & GPA requirement: click here

Possible U.S. Credits: Approximately 6-8 U.S. semester credits or 10-15 ECTS. (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System. 2 ECTS = approximately 1 U.S. semester credit.) Course load is 2 modules per summer session.

Final transcript is issued by National University of Ireland, Maynooth.


DUBLIN, IRELAND: MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY – SUMMER COURSE OFFERINGS

At Maynooth University, classes or courses are called “modules.” An undergraduate degree program is called a “course.”

Students must take 2 modules per summer session. Classes are held for 4 hours a day, Monday through Thursday. Number of ECTS credits per module, as well as the approximate equivalent U.S. credits, are noted next to the module title.

Modules in the Maynooth Summer Program are split into two streams. This is done for scheduling purposes, so students will take one module from Stream A and one module from Stream B. Students may not enroll in two modules within the same stream.

All students MUST get A TOTAL OF 4 MODULES approved by their home institution, in case of changes in module availability. You must have 2 modules from Stream A approved (your first choice and an alternate) and two modules from Stream B approved (your first choice and an alternate). This way, if a module is full or cancelled, you’ll already have back-ups that your school will accept for credit. When you pre-register for modules (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have a total of 4 possible modules on your registration form, in order of preference. Maynooth University will not process your registration unless you list a total of 4 modules.


MODULE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Module descriptions can be found here under the “Learning” tab.

STREAM A


STREAM B


2019 FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM: GRIFFITH COLLEGE DUBLIN

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Fall Semester 2019$13,795Arrive Sept. 9, 2019 – Depart Dec. 14, 2019DIF

Eligibility & GPA requirement: click here

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-16 semester credits. Normal course load is 4-5 modules per semester or 25-30 ECTS. (ECTS = European Credit Transfer System. 2 ECTS = approximately 1 U.S. semester credit.)

Final transcript is issued by Griffith College Dublin.


Griffith College Dublin – Fall 2019 Course Offerings

At Griffith College Dublin, classes or courses are called “modules.” An undergraduate degree program is called a “course.” GCD offers courses (degrees) in several areas, and each course (degree) has a set curriculum of modules (courses).

The curriculum is divided into 3 or 4 Years (sometimes called Levels).

  • Year 1 = freshman year. Year 1 modules generally have no pre-requisites. Roughly equivalent to 100-level.

  • Year 2 = sophomore year. May require pre-requisites from Year 1. Roughly equivalent to 200-level.

  • Year 3/4 = junior/senior year. Students must have the necessary pre-requisites for this level. Years 3/4 are roughly equivalent to 300 and 400-level.

Students are expected to take 4-5 modules per semester for a total of 25-30 ECTS (12-16 U.S. semester credits). All module offerings are subject to change. The number of credits each module is worth is listed below, next to the module title.

All students MUST get a total of 8 modules approved by their home institution, in case of changes in module availability. That way, if a module is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the modules you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-ups that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for modules (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible modules on your registration form, in order of preference. Griffith College will not process your registration unless you list a total of 8 modules.



BUSINESS STUDIES

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

* = This module only runs with sufficient student demand, to be determined after arrival.


COMPUTER SCIENCE

Year 1

Year 2
These modules are intended for at least sophomore level students who are majoring in this field (not intended for first-year students).

Year 3
These modules are intended for junior and senior level students who are majoring in this field.

Year 4
These modules are intended for senior level students who are majoring in this field.

* This module only runs with sufficient student demand, to be determined after arrival.


FASHION DESIGN

Year 1

Year 2


INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

* = This module only runs with sufficient student demand, to be determined after arrival.


JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

* = This module only runs with sufficient student demand, to be determined after arrival.


ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Year 2

  • Finance and Wealth Management* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: one year of Financial Accounting)

  • Company Law* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous experience in Business Law or similar)

Year 3

* = This module only runs with sufficient student demand, to be determined after arrival.


MUSIC PRODUCTION

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

*Please Note: The classes offered under the Music Production program will be running off campus at Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Dublin 4. It will be the students responsibility to get to and from this location for class.

 
 
Jackie Cimino