2017 Fall Semester Program: Griffith College Dublin

 

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Total contact hours: 180 – 240 per semester. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit.
10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

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

Final transcript is issued by Griffith College Dublin.

Griffith College Dublin – Fall 2017 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 Levels (sometimes called Phases or Stages).

Level 1 = Generally have no pre-requisites. Roughly equivalent to 100-level.
Level 2 = May require pre-requisites from Level 1. Roughly equivalent to 200-level.
Levels 3/4 = Students must have the necessary pre-requisites for this level. Levels 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
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
COMPUTER SCIENCE

BUSINESS STUDIES

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

Level 2
Organizational Behavior  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Business Management or similar)
Operations Management  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Business Management or similar)
Accounting Information for Managers  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 year Financial Accounting)
Marketing 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

Level 3
Financial Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 semesters Financial Accounting or similar)
Strategic Management 1 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 semesters Organizational Management, Marketing Strategy, or similar)
International Marketing*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Marketing or similar)
Integrated Marketing Communications*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Marketing or similar)
International Human Resource Management*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Human Resources 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)
Sales Management*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Marketing or similar)
Project Management*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Business Management or similar)

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

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Level 1
Hospitality Operations 1 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
International Hospitality Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to year abroad students only)
Business Mathematics for Hospitality Managers  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Principles of Services Marketing  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

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

Level 3
Strategic Hospitality Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Open to year abroad students only with 2 years academic background in Human Resource Management, Finance, and Marketing)
International Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 2 years Hospitality/Tourism studies)
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)

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

JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

Level 1
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)
Writing and Presentation Skills  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Introduction to Digital Media  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Understanding Society 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Introduction to Photography  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 10 spaces only)
Ways of Seeing  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Interest in Visual Media and Culture)
Production and Direction for Film and Television (Non-Fiction)  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)
Digital Photography  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 5 spaces only)
Applications Technology (Digital Editing, Avid)  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (LIMITED SPACE – 5 spaces only)

Level 2
Advanced Photography  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous photography experience)
Understanding Audiences: Media Marketing 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
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)
Visual Communication  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Note: This is a Layout & Graphic Design module)
Reporting and Editing  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previously experience in media writing)
Visual Methodologies  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Interest in Visual Media)
Layout and Graphic Design  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Level 3
Modern Society 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Background in Media, Political Science and/or Sociology)
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
Publishing* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Sociology of the Media 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Background in Media, Political Science and/or Sociology)
Film Studies* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Sports Journalism* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Creative Writing* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Business Journalism* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Politics of the Image  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Interest in Visual Media)
Irish History and Culture  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

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

COMPUTER SCIENCE

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

Level 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
Systems Analysis and Design  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Probability and Statistics  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Relational Databases 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

Level 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
Introduction to Formal Design  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Programming Paradigms  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Level 4
These modules are intended for senior level students who are majoring in this field.
Concurrent Programming 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Advanced Network Theory 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Games Development*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Games Design*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Managing Big Data*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Network Security*  5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

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