2019 Spring 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 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 – Spring 2019 Semester 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.
  • 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 for a total of 25-30 ECTS (12-16 U.S. semester credits). 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 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 Spring 2018. Spring 2019 module offerings will be updated to this page as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please use the Spring 2018 offerings as a reference, as modules are typically similar from year to year.

MODULE 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