Global Cities

FALL SEMESTER IN DUBLIN

Go Beyond!

Experience Dublin like the locals do.

Dublin is an energetic, charming, and culturally rich Global City. With 1 in every 8 residents being foreign born, Dublin is very much a multi-cultural hub. You can find foods from around the globe and take part in annual international celebrations such as Festival of World Cultures and Chinese New Year.

September 10, 2018
thru December 15, 2018
Program Fee: $16,495
Application Deadline June 13, 2018

The  Dublin Experience

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Experience

Explore the diversity of cosmopolitan Dublin with our My Global City events: Tour medieval castles, celebrate the “dark side” at the Bram Stoker festival or check out the “Googletown”.

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Live

Live like a Dubliner and stay in shared apartments or opt for a homestay.

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Learn

The semester program includes CAPA-led courses and courses offered by Griffith College in a wide range of subjects. You can choose to follow one of CAPA’s tracks in Creative Arts; Exploring the Media; Human Rights, Crime and Journalism; Globalization and International Trends in Business and Society or enroll in courses specific to your major or areas of interest.

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Intern

During your internship you'll acquire real-world professional skills. This is a great way to enhance your classroom experience and your resume!

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Studying abroad with CAPA Dublin will always be one of the best decisions I have made in my life. From the Irish people, to the cultural immersion, to the spectacular trips and experiences I had, I truly had the greatest semester of my college career.

Abby Crain

Missouri Baptist University

Program Inclusions

  • TuitionEarn 12-18 credits per semester (courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted; internships are 3-6 credits). Credits are issued by State University of New York (SUNY) Oswego.
  • HousingYou can opt to live in homestays or shared apartments, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​all within commuting distance of the CAPA Dublin Center.
  • Local Transit PassA Dublin City bus pass is included.
  • ActivitiesSocial events including an arrival reception, mid-term dinner and a farewell ceremony.
  • InternshipParticipate in an internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits through the accompanying course, and gain valuable skills.
  • My Global CityThis program offers a variety of immersive social experiences throughout your program such as visiting St. Patrick’s Cathedral, or exploring Croke Park.
  • ExcursionA full-day excursion to Belfast (Northern Ireland), a full-day excursion to the Cliffs of Moher, and a city bus tour of Dublin.
  • 24/7 Emergency SupportCAPA maintains a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
  • InsuranceAs a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
  • SupportThe CAPA team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.

Courses

Accommodation and Facilities Management  

The scope and optimization of accommodation and facilities management within the safety and legal constraints and responsibilities are developed in this module. The module also develops a systematic approach to the procedures involved in the security and safety of accommodation planning, design and maintenance. The learner is given an understanding of how to manage the physical plant so that they can work effectively as part of the facilities division team. Prerequisite of a tourism course.

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DBLN BUSN 3370

Accounting Information for Managers  

This module is designed to provide learners with an understanding of how management accounting plays an integral part in business organizations. It highlights the importance of costs and the driver of costs in the production, analysis and use of information for decision making in organizations. It provides competencies on how to analyze information on costs, volumes, and prices to take short-term decisions on products and services. Prerequisite of an accounting course.

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DBLN BUSN 3360

Administrative Law  

This course will provide the learner with a knowledge of the historical development of administrative law and judicial review. It will also develop within the learner an understanding of the sources of administrative law and judicial review and their interaction; provide the learner with an understanding of the main principles and rules of administrative law and judicial review; and provide the learner with an understanding of the practical operation of administrative law and judicial review. Prerequisite of a law course.

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DBLN LGLS 3321

Advanced Network Theory  

This module provides you with detailed understanding of the different networking standards and protocols above the physical level. The module covers the different protocols commonly found and focuses on available WAN technologies, and also covers network management and security issues.

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DBLN CPSI 4493

Advanced Photography  

This course offers the student an advanced generic skills base in applied photography. The photographer will require a wide-ranging battery of skills and techniques if they are to fully contribute to the creative exploitation of the image. To this end, this course concentrates on the development and practice of these skills. Prerequisite of a photography course.

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DBLN ARTS 3314

Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin  

Cities around the world are striving to be global. This interdisciplinary course focuses on the physical, socio-economic, political and cultural development of Dublin through space and time. Before students explore the city chronologically they will examine ancient Ireland's globality in terms of its educational and religious influences, particularly on mainland Europe. Then, starting from the 1Oth C, students will re-trace the Viking city through to the city's current form that is characterized by urban sprawl, multiculturalism and its connection to Europe and the global economy. Much of the first half of the course will explore the creation of the colonial city (Georgian Dublin) and, following independence from Britain, the creation of the postcolonial city. Each of these phases in the city's morphology can be witnessed / read through an examination of the city's architecture, nomenclature, museums, art and in relation to the post-colonial city, oral histories, which requires an interdisciplinary tool-kit for city exploration and analysis.

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DBLN URBS 3345

  • Globally Networked Learning
Applications Technology  

The objectives of the module are to enable the learner to use industry standard digital editing software to organise and edit digital video and audio, utilising fully appropriate effects, corrective techniques and professional workflows. This course is competative, with only five spots in the class.

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DBLN COMM 3323

Arbitration  

This course provides a board overview of the legal and practical aspects underpinning arbitration. Students will develop an understanding of the primary aim of arbitration being dispute resolution. The course inculcates within learners an ethos of facilitation of arbitration by encouraging the removal of obstacles, fostering an understanding of the United National Commission on International Trade Law. Prerequisite of two law courses. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3323

Business Finance  

This module introduces the basics of Financial Management and their application in practice. The module focuses on the critical elements of financial decision making for organizations, including investment decisions, sources of finance, management of working capital and performance appraisal. Prerequisite of an accounting course.

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DBLN BUSN 3373

Business Information Systems  

This course focuses on the needs of industry for software engineers with skills and abilities to communicate within and outside of a peer group. You are introduced to the concept of computerized information system requiring recognition of people, processes, and procedures as well as hardware and software. This course provokes appreciation for the need to manage people and financial resources within an information systems project and also the information technology funding.

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DBLN CPSI 2292

Business Journalism  

This module harnesses already acquired skills of news reporting and investigative journalism enabling the learner to produce detailed and investigative media content in the broad business journalism sphere. It builds the learners ability and proficiency in financial language through beginning the module with basic company reporting before deepening the learners understanding of the broad spectrum of financial journalism sectors.

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DBLN COMM 3318

Business Management  

The objectives of this module are to provide learners with a clear understanding of the concepts and management functions of all businesses. To examine the environmental factors that influence management decisions. Furthermore this module enables learners to understand the role of management in managing people.

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DBLN BUSN 3376

Business Mathematics for Hospitality Management  

The main objective is to ensure that learners appreciate the importance of mathematics and statistics for successful decision making in the hospitality industry. Learners learn a range of mathematical skills applicable to the hospitality industry.

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DBLN BUSN 3377

Client-Side Web Development  

This module introduces you to the fundamentals behind client-side web development both for desktop and mobile. You are introduced to the core concepts behind how the web works (HTTP, Markup Languages, etc) before exploring the various Standards of client-side web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript). In addition, you learn about web design principles oand the importance of user research and planning.

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DBLN CPSI 2293

Commercial Law  

Prerequisite of two law courses. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3327

Computer Hardware  

This course supports you as you develop a broadly based and intellectually challenging framework in the area of computer hardware and low-level software. You will have an awareness of current technologies, literature, and research in the area. You are expected to apply the principles of computer hardware to both current and developing technologies.

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DBLN CPSI 2294

Computer Programming  

This module teaches you how to design high-quality programs in a systematic way. All the relevant concepts and techniques are explained and exemplified in the clearest, simplest language. The module aims to introduce you to the concepts of programming and problem solving.

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DBLN CPSI 2290

Concurrent Programming  

This course gives a comprehensive analysis of the Concurrent Paradigm that is now central to the world of programming. Concurrency is central because the underlying hardware is now multi-core and to exploit this power it is necessary to have an in-depth understanding of concurrent concepts. You will gain an understanding of the need for, and the advantages of, concurrent and parallel systems; a mastery of a new programming paradigm that is different from that of the single threaded one; a description of how processes and threads are managed in multi processor; multi core machines; an understanding of the many classical problems arising with concurrent and parallel tasks; and an ability to write concurrent and parallel programs to solve real world problems.

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DBLN CPSI 4492

Conflict Reporting  

This module aims to equip students with a background understanding of the role of media in covering both recent and historical conflicts. It will also encourage students to critically evaluate media coverage of conflicts and to be aware of the difficulties facing journalists attempting to reports conflicts in an objective manner.

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DBLN COMM 3328

Consumer Behavior  

This module introduces learners to the principles and concepts of consumer behavior and develops skills in consumer analysis. The key focus of the module is to enable learners to appreciate the importance of consumers and to adopt a sophisticated approach to understanding their behavior, which essentially forms the basis of marketing strategy. The module also looks at the critical factors influencing consumer behavior and their impact on developing effective marketing strategies. Prerequisite of two marketing courses.

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DBLN BUSN 3380

Contemporary Society and Political Systems  

The objectives of this module are to have learners develop their thinking and analytical skills; build a habit of independent reading and inquiry into complex societal issues, both in a domestic and international context; be able to compare and contrast different opinions, interpretations and theories on contemporary political issues; and begin to generate independent academic views on societal issues. Students should have completed a first year politics or media course before taking this course.

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DBLN PSCI 2310

Corporate Governance and Accountability  

The module assesses the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling and mitigating risk within the context of Corporate Governance. Learners also evaluate the objectives and importance of internal control systems. Learners gain an appreciation of corporate social responsibility and the risk it can create to an organization. Learners gain an insight into ethical decision making. Prerequisite of two courses in organizational management.

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DBLN BUSN 3383

Creative Writing  

The Creative Writing module explores the nature of creativity itself and the complimentary processes of structuring, editing and presenting work in a wide variety of media and genres. Students will learn of the principle elements of dramatic narrative: conflict, character, contrast, movement, theme, dialogue, description and narration. The integrated approach of the course allows people to develop skills in the medium, or mediums, best suited to their talents, be it prose (short stories, novels), film, theatre or poetry. Just as different mediums require separate skills, individual genres such as crime, romance, fantasy and film-noir have their own imperatives, as have the categories of comedy writing and children's writing. The emphasis is on enabling students to fashion vibrant, individual writing styles.

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DBLN COMM 3310

Criminology  

This course will provide the learner with: An appreciation of criminological theories and their operation in practice; An awareness that crime is a social construct which is impacted on the varying nature of society; A specific and detailed understanding of how crime is affected by different social and environmental factors; An ability to evaluate the various theories of punishment. Prerequisite of a law course. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3326

Digital Photography  

This module aims to develop learners' critical understanding as well as technical skills in digital photography with emphasis on photography's aesthetic and social contexts. Learners will explore the basic principles of digital photography including understanding input and output devices, the digital camera and the digital darkroom. Candidates who successfully complete this module will gain an understanding of the effective use of industry standard image manipulation software and the processes from image capture to manipulation and output. Practical assignments will provide opportunity to put the acquired knowledge into practice by undertaking guided and self-directed projects. This course is very competitive to get into - there are only 5 places.

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DBLN ARTS 3312

Employment Law  

This course will teach students the concept of employment law, its origins and its social and economic influences. Students will examine the implications of current employment law practices in the light of recent court decisions and gain the ability to assess the curent influences of the European Union on Irish law. Prerequisite of a law course. Runs at night only. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3330

Family Law  

This course will provide the learner with an understanding of the nature of family law in Ireland, having regard to both the constitutional foundation and statutory framework. Students will learn the core elements of family law, including the fundamental rights and duties of the state, the family unit, and the idividual. Prerequisite of a law course.

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DBLN LGLS 3352

Film Studies  

The course is intended to address the ways in which the film text is intermeshed with a whole set of economic, technological, social and cultural practices. It provides a theoretical grounding not just in critiquing film texts but also shed light on the development of film as an industry and technology, the role which government and state have played in relation to film production and exhibition, as well as the larger socio-cultural context in which film is made and received.

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DBLN FILM 3312

Finance and Wealth Management  

The objective of this module is to develop the knowledge and skills expected of a finance manager in relation to investment and financing decisions. This module provides the learner with skills to explore the financial environment in which an entity and its managers must operate, assess capital investment situations as well as an understanding of the various methods that can be used to finance capital investments. This module aims to demonstrate the importance of working capital management and the tools to manage it. It also provides the learner with the means to manage personal wealth and pension planning. Prerequisite of one year of financial accounting.

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DBLN BUSN 3386

Financial Management  

This module introduces Financial Management and its application in practice. The module focuses on the critical elements of financial decision-making for organisations, including investment decisions, sources of finance, management of working capital and performance appraisal.

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DBLN BUSN 3378

Food and Beverage Management  

The key operational and management principles and procedures involved in an effective food and beverage control system are addressed in this module. It provides an in-depth insight into the operating budget, menu management, menu pricing, purchasing and supplier selection, labor cost-control, and the successful management of service quality.

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DBLN BUSN 3388

Foundations of Computing  

The main objective of this course is to introduce learners to the concepts, notations, and operations of mathematics that provide a basis for working in the field of computing. The material covered extends the knowledge of learners who have completed courses in math at the secondary level.

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DBLN CPSI 2291

Games Design  

This course introduces you to the issues and methodologies behind the rules and play of games. It introduces the fundamental ideas behind the design of elecronic and non-electronic games. You are introduced to how games function and to construc experiences using rule design, play mechanics, game balancing, and the integration of visual, audio, and textual elements into the game. You will also be introduced to the iterative nature of the design methodology, games documentation, and play testing.

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DBLN CPSI 4495

Games Development  

This course focuses on the design and development of digital games using a standard games development environment. This module has a strong practical element focused on developing skills in game development. You will also cover the core elements of game design and engagement with the user.

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DBLN CPSI 4494

Global Internship Program (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Program (GIP) is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their placement experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience, which aims to develop students personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The GIP fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning (GNL), whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other GIP themes, through comparative global analysis.

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DBLN INTP 3347

Global Internship Program (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Program (GIP) is a unique and innovative opportunity for students to combine their placement experience with a weekly in-class educational and mentoring experience, which aims to develop students personal and professional skills while earning academic credit. The GIP fits in with CAPA's philosophy and practice of Globally Networked Learning (GNL), whereby students can learn about the social and cultural context of their internship placement and the host region and country, as well as other GIP themes, through comparative global analysis.

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DBLN INTP 3348

HCI and GUI Programming  

This module enables you to critically evaluate the importance of the human aspect of system development. You will learn about the key issues involved in designing computer interfaces and experience the skills needed to program for a GUI based environment.

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DBLN CPSI 3398

Hospitality Operations  

This module focuses on health and safety issues and food production skills relevant to the International Hospitality sector. It introduces the learners to the fundamental principles of health and safety practices within a hospitality context. It gives the learners the opportunity to acquire knowledge that will assist them during the industry placement and also their future careers. It also introduces them to the principles of food production in a practically oriented training environment.

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DBLN BUSN 3389

Intellectual Property Law  

Prerequisite of a law course. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3334

International Corporate Reporting  

This module is designed to give learners a thorough grounding in the practical and theoretical aspects of financial reporting at an advanced level. The aims of the module are to enable the learner to analyze and evaluate financial statements of both individual and group entities and to develop the learner's critical understanding of the current issues in financial reporting, including the professional and ethical duties of an accountant. Prerequisite of two financial reporting courses.

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DBLN BUSN 3392

International Human Resource Management  

This module draws on previously studied subjects including Management and Organizational Behavior and Managing Human Resources, and is designed to deepen learners' understanding of the management of human resources in an international setting. The module covers the influence of cross-cultural issues on organizations, and examines factors involved in selecting and managing an international workforce. Students evaluate industrial relations and labor laws from the perspective of managing an international organization, and address key issues such as employee training and development, expatriation /repatriation and compensation issues. Prerequisite of at least two human resource courses; this is a high-level HR course.

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DBLN BUSN 3326

International Leisure Service Management  

The aim of this module is to cover the extensive array of different sport and leisure activities available internationally and to develop learner awareness of issues underlying the management of sport and leisure services. Learners examine the social, cultural, and political factors that influence the provision of international sport and leisure services, and evaluate the impact that these services have on local and global economies. Current and potential future trends and developments in international sport and leisure services are also examined. Prerequisite of a marketing course and a tourism course.

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DBLN BUSN 3394

International Marketing  

This module is designed to enable students develop and enhance their analysis, evaluation and management of products and services from an international perspective, and will reflect on the international marketing strategies of multinational and indigenous companies. Material covered in this module will enhance the marketing skills learned from previous marketing modules. Prerequisite of at least one marketing course; this is a high-level marketing course.

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DBLN BUSN 3310

International Services Marketing  

This module is designed to strengthen and develop the learner's ability to understand, analyze and manage internationally traded services in the context of the hospitality sector. It emphasizes the key elements of marketing planning and management from both tactical and strategic perspectives. Specific issues addressed include the difference between services and goods, service delivery frameworks, international market selection, market entry, alliances and joint ventures, promotion, the roles of service employees and consumers, service quality and the impact of information technology on international services marketing. Prerequisite of two marketing courses.

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DBLN BUSN 3395

International Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality  

The module examines the global impact of travel, tourism and hospitality services on local and global economy, society, culture and legislation. Learners examine past, current and possible future trends in global travel, tourism and hospitality services and products and evaluate the barriers to future development and expansion at local, national and international levels. Further objectives are to examine the scale, patterns and flow of international tourism and its impact on the hospitality industry. It also affords the learner the opportunity to examine the importance of international hospitality as part of the tourism product/service. Prerequisite of two years' hospitality studies.

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DBLN BUSN 3396

Introduction to Business Law  

This module aims to develop an understanding and knowledge of the general principles of Irish law as it relates to business. It introduces learners to the effect, influence and impact of law in business while providing an understanding of how the Irish legal system is structured and how it operates with particular emphasis on business. The module enables learners to apply relevant law to practical business situations and to have a broad understanding of the rights and obligations of employees and employers as they relate to business.

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DBLN BUSN 3397

Introduction to Digital Media  

The module is designed to introduce learners to diverse world of digital media. In order to produce content, learners initially analyse the medium itself and assess the characteristics of contemporary journalism. Learners examine the way in which web writers orient readers and communicate to their audience. Using material filed for a television clip, a radio report, and a traditional print article, learners assemble packages in the production of a multimedia web piece. Learners are introduced to techniques and principles of modern print production and begin to develop skills in the relevant software.

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DBLN COMM 2213

Introduction to Formal Design  

The key objectives of this module are to teach you to understand and apply those branches of logic necessary to develop correct programs; to develop an understanding of the mathematics required to develop programs from initial specifications through to implementation by using formal techniques; how to prove the correctness of a given program based on its pre and post conditions; apply a formal semantic model to the derivation of programs; methods necessary to derive correct programs given a formal specification in terms of pre/post conditons.

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DBLN CPSI 4490

Introduction to Photography  

This course provides an understanding of the basics of photography including, understanding the camera, understanding the picture making process and understanding digital imagery. The course will analyze the ever-present significance of the photographic image within the world of journalism and the media both past and present and offers basic skills both in the technical and aesthetic aspects of the photographic medium. This course is competative to get into -- there are only 10 places.

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DBLN ARTS 2310

Introduction to Video  

This is a practical course, based on industry practice and the principle aim is to equip the learners with basic practical skills to approach the production of a short factual item for multiplatform distribution. Each participant makes a short documentary/news item approximately 2-3 minutes in length. They originate, and research the idea, film the project and edit the final item for delivery. This course is competative to get into -- there are only 10 places.

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DBLN ARTS 2314

Introduction to Writing Journalism  

This module is designed to teach learners how to produce articles suitable for publication in the print media. Learners will consider and analyse the importance of language, the impact of audience and the role of the reader in an analysis of the print media.

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DBLN COMM 2216

Irish History and Culture  

This course provides an overview of Irish history from pre-history to the early 21st century. Through a combination of lectures and field trips, students explore how the Irish Question (up to and including the recent troubles and peace process in the North, and the collapse of the Celtic Tiger economy in the South) has found artistic expression in film, theatre, visual arts and music. The use of evidence in the construction of the distinct but overlapping categories of history, memory, commemoration, and propaganda is also considered.

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DBLN HIST 3312

Irish Language and Culture: Leargas  

Leargas is the Irish word for insight. The aim of this course is to provide students with a unique insight to Irish culture, through the Irish language. Students will be given the opportunity to learn basic Irish language skills and to explore the many areas of Irish culture and society that foster and promote the language. The language learning element caters for beginners with no previous knowledge of Irish. The course takes a communicative approach to language learning allowing ample opportunity for learners to practice what they have learned. An introductory survey to Gaelic culture will be integrated into each language class in order to discover the integral part the Irish language plays and has played in broader cultural movements and trends and to assess the broader application of the language in Irish society. The historical background of the many revivals and declines of Gaelic cultural movements in Ireland will be outlined, set in a political and social context. Students will be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with traditional Irish instruments, Irish song, dance, folklore and sports first hand.

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DBLN IRSH 1101

Jurisprudence  

In this course, students will come away with a holistic understanding of the concepts of traditional jurisprudence. They will develop a critical and argumentative mindset and be able in light of thei studies to develop a critical filter of other law subjects. Prerequisite of two law courses.

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DBLN LGLS 3337

Law of Banking and Finance  

Prerequisite of two law courses. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3339

Layout and Graphic Design  

The aim of this module is to give the student the ability to create meaningful designs from concept using industry standard applications on the Apple Mac Platform. Introduce students to systems and techniques of layout and graphic design. When they become familiar with the process, emphasis will be placed on design concepts, professional image enhancements, typography, page makeup, forward planning and troubleshooting, psychology of design and tried and tested design techniques.

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DBLN COMM 3314

Location Sound  

Learners are taught using a combination of lectures and practical tutorials, with tutorials based in both interior, and exterior, locations. Lectures will explore the importance of sound and the various ways that sound can be used in film and television. This will be demonstrated and developed in practical classes where the learner will be required to record, edit and master their own audio. Awareness of the pitfalls of recording good useable sound; Audio Mixers operations, Mic introduction and operation; Camera audio setup and operation, Boom handling and operation, Single sound operator setup & Recording sound for documentary. This course is competative, with only 5 places.

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DBLN COMM 3325

Managing Big Data  

This course will expose you to practical issues in database management systems such as database administration and query optimization; and to give you a flavor of the procedures and considerations in handling Big Data. You will gain an understanding of the core concepts required such as Data Mining, Data Warehousing, and Data Analytics.

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DBLN CPSI 4496

Marketing  

This module takes learners through the fundamentals of marketing planning and emphasises the role of research and marketing intelligence in decision making. It aims to combine theory and practice to enable learners to gain a broad perspective on marketing and its role within organizations.

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DBLN BUSN 3364

Media Law  

Prerequisite of a law course. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3329

Microeconomics  

Economics underpins a great deal of decision-making not only in business but also in our everyday lives and as such is an essential cornerstone of this program. Economics is typically divided into two main branches namely microeconomics and macroeconomics. While macroeconomics is concerned with the economy as a whole microeconomics examines the individual parts of the economy and focuses on how individuals and firms make decisions and how these decisions interact.

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DBLN ECON 2312

Miscarriages of Justice  

Prerequisite of two law courses. Syllabus is coming soon; contact us for more details.

DBLN LGLS 3335

Modern Society  

The module aims to give learners an understanding of the working of the international political order and how it is related to the global economic system. It also seeks to give them an understanding of how the political system at a regional and a national level works and how these interact with the wider society. Prerequisite of courses in media, political science, and/or sociology.

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DBLN COMM 3326

Network Security  

This module will provide you with a detailed understanding of computer and information security. You will learn the fundamentals of computer security, security models, aspects of information systems security such as access control, security attacks, systems and programs security, intrusion detection, networks and distributed systems security, worms, and viruses. You will develop the skills necessary to formulate and address the security needs of enterprise and personal environments.

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DBLN CPSI 4497

Networks and Data Communications  

This course provides you with a detailed understanding and appreciation of communication networks' layouts and a wide range of networking standards and protocols. The module concentrates on the physical layer, signaling and signal encoding schemes. This module also covers higher level network protocols which enhance knowledge about communication in networks. It also provides a basic understanding of wireless networks.

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DBLN CPSI 3399

Object-Oriented Programming  

This course extends your knowledge of programming by giving a comprehensive analysis of object-oriented programming. It leads to software architectures based on the objects every system or subsystem manipulates. In this view, software systems are operational models of real or virtual world activities based around the objects that populate these worlds: people, cars, houses, stacks, sets, queues. As in all programming modules, a key objective is the acquisition of good software engineering skills and the application of these skills to design and implement.

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DBLN CPSI 3394

Operations and Project Management  

This module examines in detail the subject of operations management. Additionally, this module introduces learners to some of the basic concepts in project management. The module deals with problems in the areas of design, layout, flow, demand, supply, quality and performance issues. The research based assignments requires learners to study operational and project issues by observing and talking to managers to rectify these issues. This provides learners with an opportunity to refine their soft skills, improve verbal and written communication and put into practice both primary and secondary research skills. Prerequisite of a management course.

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DBLN BUSN 3366

Operations Management  

This module examines in detail the subject of operations management. This module introduces learners to some of the basic concepts in operations management. The module deals with problems in the areas of design, layout, flow, demand, supply, quality and performance issues. The research based assignments requires learners to study operational issues by observing and talking to managers to rectify these issues. This provides learners with an opportunity to refine their soft skills, improve verbal and written communication and put into practice both primary and secondary research skills. Prerequisite of a management course.

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DBLN BUSN 3367

Organizational Behavior  

This module is designed to provide learners with a clear insight into the behaviors within an organization which can impact on a company's effectiveness. The importance of having an understanding of organizational behavior is vital from both the individual and management's perspective. This module focuses on the interrelationship between the individual, the group dynamic and the internal environment within an organization. Prerequisite of a management course.

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DBLN BUSN 3368

Performance Management  

This module provides the learners with an understanding of strategic management accounting principles. It enhances and further develops the learner's ability and awareness of advanced management accounting techniques and topics. Prerequisite of management accounting courses.

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DBLN BUSN 3369

Politics of the Image  

This module aims to provide learners with an overview of a range of theories that discuss how we engage with visual cultures, how images can be understood as vehicles which communicate representation, self-expression, politics, pleasure, information or entertainment. Students examine the inherent power relations within visual imagery, explore the complex arena of visual culture, how meaning circulates, how the visual has impacted society, and the role of the visual form as both a connecting force and source of conflict. This course deepens the learner's knowledge of contemporary visual cultural theory and discusses the role of the photograph in the power relationship of observer and observed.

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DBLN COMM 3329

Principles of Services Marketing  

This module is designed to give learners a broad understanding of the key concepts and business practices in marketing. The module provides an overview of the nature and scope of marketing and its role in achieving business objectives. Student will learn the concepts and business functions of services marketing in the hospitality industry and the environmental factors which influence services marketing decisions.

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DBLN BUSN 3351

Probability and Statistics  

This module aims to support you as you develop broadly based and intellectually challenging frameworks in the area of Probability and Statistics. You are expected to apply the principles of probability and statistics to solve problems and inform decision making. You will achieve this through developing knowledge and understanding of probability and statistical principles while applying these principles in typical real-world scenarios.

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DBLN CPSI 3396

Production and Direction for Film and Documentary Television  

This module aims to equip the learner with the ability to conceive strong, compelling non-fiction ideas and to develop original material through all stages of the overall film and media production process. This is a project-led, hands-on, practical module that aims to create a professional working environment where learners are supported and facilitated by practicing industry professionals. Learners are guided through the overall creative and technical production process, directing and producing a short documentary film on topic of their choosing. Learners are encouraged to make informed creative, logistical and technical decisions at every stage and, in this way, are equipped with the essential creative and technical elements necessary to generate and produce high-quality visual narratives. Upon completion of this module, learners will fully understand how to successfully develop, visualize and communicate non-fiction ideas. This course is very competitive, with only 10 places.

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DBLN COMM 3330

Programming Paradigms  

Programming is a language game, and language forms an essential part of our thought process. The main objective of this module is to build on previous course work by focusing on the three paradigms: imperative, object orientated and functional. A greater emphasis is placed on the fundamental paradigm.

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DBLN CPSI 4491

Publishing  

This module offers an overview of the Irish and International publishing industries. It familiarizes learners with the preparation of a manuscript for folio and/or electronic publication, outlines legal issues, (e.g. copyright, contracts, libel etc.), explores the impact of the internet and digitization on publishing, bookselling, copyright and reading habits, and examines the roles of agents and editors. It analyses the effects on societies of early and recent printing technologies, and explores how the roles of writers and reader are changing.

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DBLN COMM 3331

Quantitative Analysis for Business  

The main objective is to ensure that learners appreciate the importance of mathematics and statistics for successful decision making in a range of business disciplines (e.g. finance, economics, marketing etc.). They learn how to apply these mathematical skills to manipulate and interpret numerical data. They are required to use a statistical package to support them in their application of mathematics and statistics in their analysis of business data. Previous courses in business and math are required; this is a high-level business course.

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DBLN BUSN 3353

Radio Journalism  

Students will advance their knowledge of radio journalism, applicable across all areas of the radio industry. Students enhance technical skills relevant to radio journalism, including cutting, pasting, continuity, fading, music bedding and mixing, as well as advanced skills such as multi-tracking and advanced manipulation of effects and audio. Students will also write material to a commercial broadcast industry professional standard. Prerequisite of a broadcast journalism course.

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DBLN COMM 3334

Relational Databases  

This module teaches you the basic theoretical ideas that underpin modern database management systems. In parallel with this, it shows how to design and implement databases. You will learn techniques such as entity-relationship modelling and normalization in order to more effectively design a database. You will learn the structured query language (SQL) to allow you to implement your design in a commercial database management system. You will also gain experience using a modern database management system such as MySQL or Oracle.

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DBLN CPSI 3397

Reporting and Editing  

The course objectives are to enable learners to attain the practical skills required to initiate, plan, research, write and edit quality news reports and feature articles for specific audiences. To equip learners with a practical and theoretical understanding of interview skills, pitching stories, freelancing, news values and spot news, such as the reporting of demonstrations. Further objectives include to give learners an understanding of the various aspects of editing and sub-editing for different types of journalistic writing. Additionally, to facilitate learners' grasping a theoretical analysis of the impact of the adoption of digital technologies on news reporting and feature writing and its current and likely future implications for their employment prospects and for democratic societies. Prerequisite of a media writing course.

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DBLN COMM 3332

Sales Management  

This module provides learners with a clear understanding of the principles and practice of selling as a core business function. The relationship between sales management and the marketing environment is explored. Tools and techniques are examined which provide insights into methods for successful sales strategy implementation. Skills in client management to optimize sales efforts are explored. Prerequisite of two marketing courses.

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DBLN BUSN 3355

Sociology of the Media  

The media, its institutions and practices are the major source of information and culture in or about our society today. Students must be able to not only operate within but also to examine objectively, this immensely powerful institution. The purpose of the course is to provide an understanding of the relationship of social processes to the media. In other words this course looks at society in terms of how it impacts on the media and, in turn, in terms of how the media impacts back on society. Students should view society in the media and the media in society, from a sociological perspective. Must have a background in media or socioogy.

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DBLN SOCY 3312

Sports Journalism  

This module aims to develop knowledge of the essential tools required to enter the field of sports journalism, applicable across all areas of the sports media; enhance skills relevant to sports journalism: near instantaneous reporting, interviewing, bulletin compiling and feature writing, and other transferable journalistic skills; impart the skills required to write material to an advanced professional standard, ready for broadcast/print/electronic publication.

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DBLN COMM 3336

Strategic Hospitality Management  

This module introduces the concept of strategy and the factors affecting strategy formulation, implementation and evaluation in the international hospitality industry. It includes the complexities of corporate operations and resource management in different countries and cultures, analysis of the global business environmental trends and principles of international best practice. This module enables learners to determine and analyze the factors contributing to the strategic development and survival or failure of a hospitality operation, and on the basis of such analysis evaluate long-term strategies which enable the operation to achieve its corporate and business objectives. Prerequisite of two years' hospitality studies.

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DBLN BUSN 3357

Strategic Management  

This module introduces the key concepts and frameworks of strategic management. It is concerned with the key managerial decisions that affect the long-term performance of the organization. The principles of environmental analysis, strategy formulation, strategy implementation and evaluation of strategic choices are examined. The module is designed to develop the learner's skills in diagnosing the strategic health of organizations and providing strategic recommendations to senior management. Prerequisite of two management courses.

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DBLN BUSN 3358

Strategic Marketing Management  

The module gives learners insight into marketing as a strategic business function and its interface with corporate strategic planning. The primary aim of this module is to concentrate on problems that confront top managers when they are formulating and implementing marketing strategies in an ever-changing business environment. This module will provide a comprehensive overview of the concepts, theories, tools and techniques that are used in marketing strategy formulation and implementation of strategy in the organization. Prerequisite of a marketing course.

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DBLN BUSN 3359

Supply Chain Management in Hospitality  

This module examines in detail the subject of supply chain management. The module assesses the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling and managing supply chains in the context of the hospitality industry. Learners gain an appreciation of supply chain best practice and look at the relationship between supply chain management, technology and strategy in a hospitality context. Prerequisite of a hospitality course.

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DBLN BUSN 3340

Systems Analysis and Design  

This module introduces you to the fundamental concepts of object oriented program design and how to use modelling for constructing complex software systems.

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DBLN CPSI 3395

The Law of Evidence  

Students in this course will learn how to identify and explain the principles and rules underpinning the law of evidence; analyze and discuss categories of evidence where corroboration may be an issue; develop an undestanding of the rationale behind the exclusion of improperly obtained evidence; appraise and apply the relevant rules of evidence; identify potential reforms in the law of evidence; and communicate effectively in relation to the law of evidence. Prerequisite of a law course. Runs at night only.

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DBLN LGLS 3331

Understanding Audience: Media Marketing  

This module involves an in-depth study of the market structures underpinning modern media. Students are introduced to the economics, regulations, advertising structures and role of competition in Irish and international media markets. Revenue generation and funding in media markets are also examined. Additionally, the essential principles of contemporary marketing theories and practices are applied to the media industry. In lectures and tutorials, specific examples are provided as to how these principles are applied in the everyday real-world of the media industry.

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DBLN COMM 3320

Understanding Society  

This course makes learners aware of how society affects the opinions and actions of groups and individuals; examines the origins of the study of society, the changes brought about by the industrial revolution in western society and their impact on the rest of the world; makes learners aware of how society affects the opinions and actions of groups and individuals; and examines the impact of sociological research on some groups, events, and issues in society and to explain its relevance.

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DBLN COMM 3337

Visual Communication  

The purpose of this module is to provide participants with comprehensive instruction in the techniques and theories of building meaning and messages through visual design. To do this, the module analyzes how we express our experience and communicate our intentions through both the reading of images and the process of image making. Learners are introduced to design as a process, which emphasises research and analysis as key parts of the designer's workflow. Through this, learners learn about visual problem solving and concept development. Learners also learn key technical skills that allow them to plan, construct and develop layout and graphic design media to a professional standard.

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DBLN COMM 3338

Visual Methodologies  

This module aims to develop an in-depth understanding of visual culture and the key theoretical issues involved in the interpretation and analysis of images. The course develops skills of critical and personal engagement within the field of contemporary visual media, facilitates learners to create connections between art, film and photography history and theory, semiotics, and history. Students will gain an understanding into how photographic imagery is ever present in daily culture and its effects on the psyche, as well as demonstrate an understanding into photographic contexts both historically and contemporary and its impact on social and cultural change.

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DBLN COMM 3339

Ways of Seeing  

The photographic image has become a powerful communicative tool and it is important that students understand its significance and practical use. Through this module students will be given an introduction in how to asses, interpret and evaluate images from a cultural, sociological and historical viewpoint. Students will be able to understand in a structured way how meaning is conveyed through images, especially photographic imagery.

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DBLN ARTH 3311

Writing and Presentation Skills  

This module involves introducing students to the basic requirements of good essay writing, good press release writing, good letter writing. It also involves developing and encouraging students' presentation skills through a series of exercises including: hosting a press conference, sitting in the audience of a political talk show on RT TV and sitting on a mock up TV discussion panel in front of their peers. Finally it also involves, through a series of twice weekly classes, encouraging students to express themselves confidently and in an informed manner on the issues of the day and, to make a group presentation in class of their weekly news.

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DBLN COMM 2214

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