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 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. 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.

BUSINESS STUDIES
INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT
JOURNALISM & MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS
COMPUTER SCIENCE
MUSIC PRODUCTION

BUSINESS STUDIES

Year 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

Year 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)

Year 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)
Supply Chain Management* 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.

INTERNATIONAL HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

Year 1
Financial Accounting 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Principles of Economics 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Year 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)

Year 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

Year 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

Year 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

Year 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

Year 1
Systems Software 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Year2
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

Year 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.

 

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Year 1
Critical Listening & Audio Analysis 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
The Music Industry 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Explorations in Music 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits (Pre-req: Knowledge of ProTools & Logic as well as experience with and knowledge of a recording studio)

Year 2
Sound for Performance 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits
Interactive Audio 1 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits

Year 3
Business of Digital Media 5 ECTS / 3 U.S. semester credits