2018 Spring 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 – Semester 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 = freshman year. Level 1 modules generally have no pre-requisites. Roughly equivalent to 100-level.
  • Level 2 = sophomore year. May require pre-requisites from Level 1. Roughly equivalent to 200-level.
  • Levels 3/4 = junior/senior year. 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 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 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. Below you will find the modules offered by Griffith College in Spring 2017. Students planning for Spring 2018 can use these as a reference, as the course offerings typically don’t change too much from year to year. This page will be updated with the confirmed Spring 2018 offerings as soon as we receive them from Griffith College.

BUSINESS STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
COMPUTER SCIENCE

BUSINESS STUDIES

Level 1
Macroeconomics 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Legal Aspects of Business 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
IT Skills 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Level 2
Business Information Systems 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least one semester Information Technology)
Digital Marketing 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least one semester Marketing or similar)
Human Resource Management 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least one semester Management)
Enterprise and Innovation 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Open only to students showing an advanced level of business knowledge)

Level 3
Brand Management* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 2 semesters Marketing)
International Business Environment* 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 2 semesters Organizational Management, Strategic Management, Business Operations or similar)
Consumer Behavior* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 2 semesters Marketing/Marketing Strategy)
Project Management* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 1 semester Management or similar)
Audit and Assurance* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Some Accounting, Finance, or similar)
Advanced Financial Management* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S semester credits (Pre-req: At least 1 semester Financial Management or similar)

* = 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

Level 1
Financial Accounting 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Principles of Services Marketing 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Principles of Economics 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Level 2
Management Accounting 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 1 semester Accounting or similar)
Marketing Management and Research 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Principles of Marketing)
Human Resource Management 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Organizational Management or similar)
Rooms Division Management 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Hospitality Operations or similar)
Organizational Behavior 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: 1 semester Business Management or similar)

Level 3
Finance and Revenue Management for Hospitality Managers 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 1 semester Accounting or similar)
Conference and Event Management* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 1 semester Tourism)
Contemporary Issues in Hospitality* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: At least 1 semester Tourism)

* = 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

Level 1
Introduction to Photography 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (IMPORTANT: Only 10 spaces available)
Media Studies 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Media Law and Ethics 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
History of the Media 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Introduction to Radio 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Level 2
Web Design 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous design and Photoshop experience)
History of Art and Photography 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Video Production 1 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (IMPORTANT: Limited spaces. Pre-req: some introductory experience in Video Production)
Newspaper Media Production and Investigative Journalism 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Previous Layout Design experience)
Research Methods 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

Level 3
Investigative Journalism 2 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Significant previous news report writing and research skills experience)
Conflict Reporting 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Video Production 2 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Extensive previous filmmaking and editing skills. Limited spaces.)
Public Relations 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Media Research and Cultural Studies 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Open to students with a background in Media, Political Science, and/or Sociology)
Creative Writing 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Irish History and Culture 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Sports Journalism 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Level 1
Systems Software 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).
Data Structures and Algorithms 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Linear Algebra 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Operating System Design 10 ECTS / 5 U.S. semester credits
Server Side Web Development 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Level 4
These modules are intended for senior level students who are majoring in this field.
Formal Specifications* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Emerging Technologies* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Practical Networking* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Computer Graphics* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Artificial Intelligence for Games* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Web Frameworks* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Cloud Services and Platforms* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Network Design and Administration* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Games Engines* 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

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