2019 Fall Semester Program: Griffith College Dublin

 

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 Fall Semester 2019 – Dublin, Ireland  click here for price  click here for dates  DIF

 

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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.

Below, please find the module offerings from Fall 2018. Fall 2019 module offerings will be updated to this page as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please use the Fall 2018 offerings as a reference, as modules typically do not change too much from year to year.

MODULE 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.