2018 Fall Semester Program: Griffith College Dublin

 

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Possible U.S. Credits: 12-16 semester credits. Normal course load is 4-5 modules per semester.

Final transcript is issued by Griffith College Dublin.

Griffith College Dublin – Fall 2018 Course Offerings

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

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. 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 academic advisor, 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.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  

BUSINESS STUDIES
COMPUTER SCIENCE
FASHION DESIGN
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

BUSINESS STUDIES

Year 1
Business Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Microeconomics 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Quantitative Analysis for Business 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

Year 2
Accounting Information for Managers  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 year Financial Accounting)
Company Law 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE. Pre-req: 1 year of Business Law)
Finance and Wealth Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE. Pre-req: 1 year of Financial Accounting)
Introduction to Business Law 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Marketing 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Operations Management 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester of Business Management or Similar)
Organizational Behavior  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Business Management or similar)

Year 3
Business Finance 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester of Accounting or similar)
Consumer Behavior 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester of Marketing or similar)
Corporate Governance and Accountability*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 semesters Organizational Management, Strategic Management, Business Operations, or similar)
Financial Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 semesters Financial Accounting or similar)
Integrated Marketing Communications*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Marketing or similar)
International Corporate Reporting 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE. Pre-req: 1 year of Financial Reporting)
International Human Resource Management*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Human Resources or similar)
International Marketing*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Marketing or similar)
Operations and Project Management  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Business Management or similar)
Performance Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE. Pre-req: 1 year of Management Accounting)
Sales Management*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Marketing or similar)
Strategic Management 1 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 semesters Organizational Management, Marketing Strategy, or similar)
Strategic Marketing Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester of Marketing or similar)
Valuations & Securities Analysis* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: accounting and finance background)

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

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Year 1
Client Side Web Development (linear) 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to academic year students only)
Computer Hardware (linear) 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to year academic year only)
Computer Programming (linear) 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to academic year students only)
Effective Learning and Development  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Foundations of Computing (linear) 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to academic year students only)
Systems Analysis and Design 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Year 2
These modules are intended for at least sophomore level students who are majoring in this field (not intended for first-year students).
Object-Oriented Development 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Probability and Statistics  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Relational Databases 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

Year 3
These modules are intended for junior and senior level students who are majoring in this field.
HCI and GUI Programming  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Networks and Data Communications 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

Year 4
These modules are intended for senior level students who are majoring in this field.
Advanced Network Theory 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Distributed Systems 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

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

FASHION DESIGN

Year 1
Contextual Studies for Fashion 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Design Graphics 1 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
The Business of Fashion 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Year 2
Brand and Marketing 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Design Futures 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Year 1
Architectural Drafting 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Ergonomics and Anthropometrics 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
History of Interior Design 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Interior Spatial Projects 1 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Year 1
Business Mathematics for Hospitality Managers  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Effective Learning and Development 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Hospitality Operations 1 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
International Hospitality Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to academic year students only)
Principles of Services Marketing  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Year 2
Accommodation and Facilities Management  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Students must come from a Hospitality/Tourism background)
Food and Beverage Management  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Students must come from a Hospitality/Tourism background)
Hospitality Law  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Personal and Professional Development  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Tourism Studies 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Hospitality Management or similar)

Year 3
International Human Resource Management*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 years’ background in Human Resources)
International Leisure Service Management*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Marketing and 1 semester Tourism or similar)
International Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 years Hospitality/Tourism studies)
Strategic Hospitality Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to academic year students only with 2 years academic background in Human Resource Management, Finance, and Marketing)

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

JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Year 1
Applications Technology 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 5 spaces only)
Digital Photography 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 5 spaces only)
Introduction to Digital Media  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Introduction to Photography 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 10 spaces only)
Introduction to Writing Journalism  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Introduction to Video  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 10 spaces only)
Location Sound 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 5 spaces only)
Production and Direction for Film and Television (Non-Fiction) 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 10 spaces only)
Understanding Society 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Ways of Seeing 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Interest in visual media and culture)
Writing and Presentation Skills  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Year 2
Advanced Photography  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous photography experience)
Contemporary Society and Political Systems 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Students should have completed an introductory Politics, Media Studies, or Sociology module)
Radio Journalism  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous Broadcast Journalism experience)
Reporting and Editing  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous experience in media writing)
Understanding Audiences: Media Marketing 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Visual Communication  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Note: This is a Layout & Graphic Design module)
Visual Methodologies 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Interest in visual media)

Year 3

Commercial Photography* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Significant previous Digital Photography experience)
Conflict Reporting* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Creative Writing* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Film Studies* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Irish History and Culture  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Modern Society 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Background in Media, Political Science and/or Sociology)
Online Journalism* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous experience in writing, reporting or investigative journalism)
Politics of the Image 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Interest in visual media)
Sociology of the Media 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Background in Media, Political Science and/or Sociology)
Sports Journalism* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

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