Global Cities


Go Beyond!

Experience Dublin like the locals do.

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

This immersive study abroad program gives you insight into the significant ways in which Dublin has been imagined, reinvented, and transformed by globalization. Courses are offered in a broad range of departments, which cover a wide variety of majors. Earn 12-18 credits.

Arrival: September 13, 2021
Departure: December 18, 2021
Program Fee: $16,995
Application Deadline June 18, 2021
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The Dublin 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 “Googletown”.


Live like a Dubliner and stay in a shared apartment or opt for a homestay. Plus, CAPA offers students Health & Wellness support.


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.


During your internship, you'll acquire useful professional skills for your future career, enhance your classroom experience, connect with locals, and improve your resume. Learn More

CAPA Dublin Program Inclusions


CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more!

Courses & Credit

Earn 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.


You can opt to live in residential student housing or a homestay (with your own room and two meals a day), all within commuting distance to the CAPA center.

Local Transit Pass

A Dublin city bus pass is included.

Excursions & Activities

Experience full-day excursions to Belfast and the stunning Cliffs of Moher, as well as a Dublin city bus tour.  Social events and program activities include an arrival reception, mid-term dinner, a farewell ceremony, and a guided tour of Dublin street art. 

Intern & Volunteer

Participate in an internship opportunity, earn 3-6 credits through the accompanying course, and gain valuable skills. 

My Global City

A guided visit to Croke Park—a national sports and cultural stadium—takes place the first weekend. Other activities reflect what is on in the city at the time and may include a tour of “Googletown” in the Docklands, exploring some of the country’s beautiful medieval castles, or joining in on the fun at the many film, food, and cultural festivals that take place each year.

Comprehensive, 24/7 Support

CAPA provides comprehensive support services for students to utilize during their time in Dublin. The team is available throughout the duration of the program to assist and support students 24/7 with any emergency situations. Students will also have access to the Guardian study abroad safety app which includes emergency assistance and other support resources.



As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Safety, Health & Wellness 

CAPA is committed to the health and wellness of our students while they are studying abroad in Dublin. We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure a safe and productive learning experience, and provide a variety of health and wellness tools and resources.


Fall Courses

Accommodation and Facilities Management  

This course will examine the scope and optimization of hospitality management within safety and legal restraints and responsibilities. Students will develop a systemic approach to procedures involved in the security and safety of accommodation planning, design, and maintenance; acquire knowledge of how to work effectively as part of a facilities division team and manage housekeeping operations in the hospitality industry; and explore the important functions and organization of front office procedures to ensure effective and efficient running of operations.



Accounting Information for Managers  

This course will examine the ways in which management accounting plays an integral role in business organizations. Students will develop an understanding of the importance of costs and the driver of costs in the production, analysis, and use of information for decision making in organizations; and analyze information on costs, volumes, and prices to make short-term decisions on products and services.



Administrative Law  

This course will examine the historical development of administrative law and judicial review and its current application. Students will develop an understanding of the main principles and rules of administrative law and its practical operation, how it relates to other areas of law, and its societal impact; explore such topics as fair procedures, controls on discretionary powers, local government law, and freedom of information; and analyze two important related case studies.



Advanced Network Theory  

This course will explore different networking standards and protocols, with a focus on available WAN technologies, network management, and security issues. Students will develop an understanding of network connectivity, topologies, and concepts of media access control; examine the detailed framing and error detection techniques used in communication systems; acquire knowledge of the routing techniques for data through data networks; discuss IP addressing and subnetting; and investigate congestion problems and controls.



Advanced Photography  

Designed to follow the Introduction to Photography course, this course will explore advanced skills in applied photography. Students will acquire and practice a wide range of skills; gain an understanding of a variety of techniques; and explore the use of studio lighting, digital imaging techniques, and industry-standard software to engage in the creative exploitation of images and bring their work to a higher standard of expertise and artistry.



Analyzing and Exploring the Global City: Dublin  

This course will introduce the impact of globalization on Dublin. Before exploring the city chronologically, students will examine ancient Ireland’s global influence, then re-trace the Viking City through to its current form, which is characterized by urban sprawl, multiculturalism, and its connection to Europe and the global economy; contextualize and develop informed interpretations of their personal experiences in Dublin; and develop a deeper understanding of Irish history, politics, and society.



  • Globally Networked Learning
Applications Technology  

This course will explore the capabilities of industry standard digital editing software. Students will develop the skills to organize and edit digital video and audio content and generate and animate on screen graphics, utilizing fully appropriate effects, corrective techniques, and professional workflows. This is a competitive course, with only five places available for students each term.




This course will provide a broad overview of the legal and practical aspects underpinning arbitration. Students will develop an understanding of the primary aim of arbitration being dispute resolution, and will complete the course instilled with an ethos of facilitation of arbitration by encouraging the removal of obstacles, fostering an understanding of the United National Commission on International Trade Law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.


Business Finance  

This course will introduce the basics of financial management and their application in practice. Students will develop an understanding of financial decision making for organizations by exploring such topics as critically evaluating financial objectives and the requirements of stakeholders; making investment decisions; evaluating sources of finance and investment opportunities and their suitability in particular circumstances; managing working capital; and analyzing a company’s performance in order to make appropriate financial recommendations. Students will also investigate the strong linkages between finance and globalization.



Business Journalism  

This course is designed to harness news reporting and investigative journalism skills that students have previously acquired. Students will improve their ability and proficiency in financial language with basic company reporting; develop a deeper understanding of the broad spectrum of financial journalism sectors; and produce succinct news stories in a variety of areas, including economics, the stock market and currencies, and personal finance.



Business Management  

This course will focus on the concepts of business management and the management functions of all businesses. Students will explore the history of management; examine the environmental factors that influence management decisions; discuss the implications of planning and its impact on business success; develop an understanding of the role of management in managing people; and recognize the importance of values and ethics in management.



Business Mathematics for Hospitality Management  

This course will examine the importance of mathematics and statistics for successful decision making in the hospitality industry. Students will acquire a range of applicable mathematical skills and develop an understanding of how to manipulate and interpret numerical data, including calculating and interpreting the nature of correlation between variables; deriving the OLS regression equation; and using the latter for forecasting within a hospitality management context. Students will be required to use a statistical package to support their work during the course.



Client-Side Web Development  

This course will focus on the fundamentals behind client-side web development for desktop and mobile. Students will develop an understanding of core concepts behind how the web works, including HTTP and markup languages; explore various standards of client-side web development in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript; acquire knowledge of web design principles; gain an appreciation of the importance of user research and planning; and participate in practical experiences using these techniques and technologies.



Commercial Law  

This course will focus on commercial law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.


Computer Hardware  

This course will focus on computer hardware, and is designed for students who already have an awareness of related current technologies, literature, and research. Students will develop a broadly based and intellectually challenging framework in the area of computer hardware and low-level software; apply the principles of computer hardware to current and developing technologies; and cultivate an understanding of how the insights and practices around computer hardware technology contribute to the wider computer science landscape.



Computer Programming  

This course will introduce the concepts and techniques of computer programming and problem solving. Students will design high-quality programs in a systematic way; design, develop, test, and debug software applications; specify the syntax and semantics of programming language; design and implement a systematic suite of tests for a given program; prepare program text and develop programs using an integrated development environment; and implement basic algorithms and data structures using a programming language.



Concurrent Programming  

This course will examine the Concurrent Paradigm central to the world of computer programming. Students will develop an understanding of concurrent concepts and the need for, and advantages of, concurrent and parallel systems; master a new programming paradigm; gain confidence in describing how processes and threads are managed in multi processor, multi core machines; explore classical problems arising with concurrent and parallel tasks; and write concurrent and parallel programs to solve real world problems.



Conflict Reporting  

This course will explore the role of media in covering both recent and historical conflicts. Students will critically evaluate media coverage of conflicts; develop an awareness of the difficulties facing journalists attempting to report conflicts in an objective manner; apply ethical standards to their analysis; and demonstrate an awareness of its crucial function in contemporary democratic societies.



Consumer Behavior  

This course will introduce the principles and concepts of consumer behavior. Students will develop skills related to consumer analysis; gain an appreciation of the importance of consumers; consider ethical sensitivity in relation to influencing buyer behavior; and adopt a sophisticated approach to understanding consumer behavior, including major models of the consumer decision making process, and the critical influential factors and their impact on the development of an effective marketing strategy.



Contemporary Society and Political Systems  

This course, designed to follow an introduction to politics or media course, will introduce the working of contemporary society with a focus on complex societal issues, both in domestic and international contexts. Students will critically discuss contemporary social and economic issues; analyze key issues in social and political development; compare and contrast opinions, interpretations, and theories on contemporary political issues; and generate independent academic views on these topics, based on research, critical judgments, and analytical skills.



Corporate Governance and Accountability  

This course will focus on the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling, and mitigating risk within the context of corporate governance. Students will examine the law of agency; define corporate governance; evaluate the objectives and importance of internal control systems; develop an appreciation of corporate social responsibility and the risk it can create within an organization; and acquire insight into ethical decision making, including the application of professional values and judgment through an ethical framework.



Creative Writing  

This course will examine the nature of creativity and the complimentary process of structuring, editing, and presenting work in a wide variety of media and genres. Students will develop an understanding of the principle elements of dramatic narrative: conflict, character, contrast, movement, theme, dialog, description, and narration. With an emphasis on fashioning vibrant, individual writing styles, students will have the flexibility to focus on evolving skills in an area best suited to their talents and interests by exploring prose, film, theater, or poetry, in categories of comedy, romance, fantasy, film-noir, comedy, or children’s writing.




This course will introduce criminological theories and their operation in practice. Students will develop an understanding of crime as a social construct, which is impacted on the varying nature of society; explore the ways in which crime is affected by different social and environmental factors; and evaluate various theories of punishment. A complete syllabus will be available soon.


Digital Photography  

This course will focus on photography’s aesthetic and social contexts. Students will explore basic principles of digital photography, including understanding input and output devices, the digital camera, and the digital darkroom; develop a critical understanding of digital photography techniques; and gain technical skills on a practical level, including the effective use of industry standard image manipulation software, and the processes from image capture to manipulation and output. This is a competitive course with only five places available.



Employment Law  

This course will introduce 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 current influences of the European Union on Irish law. This course is available during evenings only. A complete syllabus will be available soon.


Family Law  

This course will explore the nature of family law in Ireland, regarding both constitutional and statutory frameworks. Students will develop an understanding of the core elements of family law, including the fundamental rights and duties of the state, the family unit, and the individual. Topics will include families in history, marriage, nullity, separation and divorce, ancillary relief, domestic violence, and child law. Students will research, interpret, and apply constitutional, statutory, and international rules relating to the family unit.



Film Studies  

This course will explore key concepts of film studies, introduce film theory, and examine the ways in which film text is intermeshed with economic, technological, social, and cultural practices. Students will critique film texts; examine the development of film as an industry as well as the role government and state have played in relation to film production and exhibition; and analyze the larger socio-cultural context in which film is made and received.



Finance and Wealth Management  

This course will introduce the role of a finance manager in relation to investment and financial decision making. Students will explore the financial environment in which an entity and its managers must operate; assess capital investment situations; understand the methods used to finance capital investment; develop practical knowledge of the tools that can be used to manage working capital; and gain confidence in pension planning, as well as an ability to manage personal wealth.



Financial Management  

This course will introduce financial management and its application in practice. Students will focus on the critical elements of financial decision making for organizations, including investment decisions, sources of finance, management of working capital, and performance appraisal; and develop an understanding of the link between company decision making and the operation of capital markets as well as an appreciation of the strong connections between finance and globalization.



Food and Beverage Management  

This course will examine the key operational and management principles and procedures involved in an effective food and beverage control system. Students will gain insight into operating budgets, menu management, menu pricing, purchasing and supplier selection, labor cost-control, and successful management of service quality. Students will explore such topics as recent food and beverage developments; health and hygiene issues; legislation regarding the management of a restaurant business; and production forecasting and inventory management.



Games Design  

This course will introduce the issues and methodologies behind the rules and play of games, including the fundamental ideas behind the design of electronic and non-electronic games. Students will develop an understanding of how games function and how to construct experiences using rule design, play mechanics, game balancing, and the integration of visual, audio, and textual elements. Students will also explore the iterative nature of the design methodology, games documentation, and play testing.



Games Development  

This course will focus on the design and development of digital games, using a standard games development environment. Students will develop skills in game development through practical opportunities, which are integrated heavily into the course, and explore the core elements of game design and engagement with the user. Topics will include the history of electronic games development, game programming concepts, structure of the games engine, and programming for the games engine.



Global Internship Course (3 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.



Global Internship Course (6 credits)  

The Global Internship Course is designed to be completed alongside an internship placement, allowing students to earn academic credit. Students will attend weekly, discussion-led sessions that include educational support and mentoring in a classroom environment; develop personal and professional skills; learn to contextualize their internship experience socially and culturally; and employ the use of Globally Networked Learning technology to conduct a comparative global analysis in collaboration with other CAPA students. At times, this analysis will be facilitated through CAPA Masterclasses led by professionals in a diverse range of fields.



HCI and GUI Programming  

This course will examine the importance of the human aspect of system development. Students will explore issues involved in designing computer interfaces; acquire skills necessary to program for a GUI based environment; and develop an understanding of such topics as the necessity of HCI and how the usability of systems is evaluated, event-driven programming, presentation of information to the user, including color theory, layout guidelines, and information flow, accepting information from the user, testing and verification, and third party software.



Hospitality Operations  

This course will focus on health and safety issues and food production skills relevant to the international hospitality sector. Students will explore fundamental principles of health and safety practices within a hospitality context; develop an understanding of food production in a practically oriented training environment, including knowledge of kitchen equipment, design, and layout, as well as key culinary skills; and acquire knowledge that will assist them during industry placement and in future careers.



Intellectual Property Law  

This course will introduce intellectual property law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.


International Business  

This course will examine business environments in an international context, focusing specifically on Ireland and the European Union. Students will explore political, economic, and ethical contexts for policy and business operations and the cultural intricacies of international and global business; compare and contrast new knowledge with that of their existing understanding of business policy and practice in the United States; and develop broad perspectives required of successful managers working in an increasingly globalized world and workforce.



International Corporate Reporting  

This course will examine advanced practical and theoretical aspects of financial reporting. Students will analyze and evaluate financial statements of both individual and group entities; develop their understanding of current issues within financial reporting, including the professional and ethical duties of an accountant; and explore such topics as regulatory and conceptual framework, accounting treatments, and the preparation, presentation, analysis, and investigation of financial statements. Students will also gain an understanding of standards set by the International Accounting Standards Board.



International Human Resource Management  

This is an advanced level course that will focus on management of human resources in an international setting. Students will develop an understanding of the influence of cross-cultural issues on organizations; examine the factors involved in selecting and managing an international workforce; 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.



International Leisure Service Management  

This course will examine the extensive array of sports and leisure activities available internationally, and the issues underlying the management of these services. Students will explore social, cultural, and political factors that influence the provision of international sports and leisure services; evaluate the impact that these services have on local and global economies; apply the concept of customer service and consistent quality to international sports and leisure activities; and analyze relevant trends and developments.



International Marketing  

This course will explore the topic of international marketing at an advanced level. Students will develop and enhance their skills in analysis, evaluation, and management of products and services from an international perspective; evaluate the challenges that arise within the dynamic and complex environments faced by international marketers today; reflect on the international marketing strategies of multinational and indigenous companies; and prepare an international marketing plan that demonstrates appropriate strategies for market selection, market entry, and marketing program design.



International Services Marketing  

This course will explore key elements of marketing planning and management from tactical and strategic perspectives in relation to international services marketing. Students will develop an ability to understand, analyze, and manage internationally traded services within the hospitality sector by examining 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 relevant information technology.



International Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality  

This course will examine the impact of travel, tourism, and hospitality services on local and global economies, societies, cultures, and legislation. Students will analyze past, current, and possible future trends in global travel, tourism, and hospitality services and products; evaluate the barriers to future development and expansion at local, national, and international levels; and explore the scale, patterns, and flow of international tourism and their impact on the hospitality industry.



Introduction to Business Law  

This course will explore the general principles of Irish law as it relates to business. Students will be introduced to the effect, influence, and impact of law on business; examine how the Irish legal system is structured and how it operates, with particular emphasis on business; and apply relevant law to practical business situations in order to acquire a broad understanding of the rights and obligations of employees and employers as they relate to business.



Introduction to Digital Media  

This course will introduce the fundamentals of digital media. To produce content, students will assess the characteristics of contemporary journalism; examine the way in which web writers orient readers and communicate to their audience; assemble packages in the production of a multimedia web piece using material filed for a television clip, radio report, and traditional print article; develop an understanding of modern print production techniques and principles; and acquire relevant software skills.



Introduction to Formal Design  

This course will introduce formal design methods. Students will apply branches of logic necessary to develop correct programs; acquire knowledge of mathematics required to develop programs from initial specifications through to implementation by using formal techniques; learn 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; and explore methods necessary to derive correct programs given a formal specification in terms of pre and post conditions.



Introduction to Photography  

This course will introduce the fundamentals of photography, including understanding the camera, the picture making process, and digital imagery. Students will analyze the significance of the photographic image and its relationship to text within the world of journalism and the media, both past and present; and develop basic skills in technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, including Photoshop’s tools for resolution, formatting, image capture, and image manipulation. This is a competitive course with only 10 places available.



Introduction to Video  

This course will explore basic practical skills needed to approach the production of a short video for multi-platform distribution. Students will create a short documentary or news video by originating and researching an idea, filming, and editing; develop basic technical production skills involving camera use and sound recording; become competent in using video editing software; and successfully identify intended audiences and outlets for work. This is a competitive course with only 10 places available.



Introduction to Writing Journalism  

This course will focus on the production of articles suitable for publication in print media. Students will analyze print media, considering the importance of language, the impact of the audience, and the role of the reader; write, edit, and subedit a variety of articles; develop an understanding of the editorial process; find sources; improve their competence as interviewers; and examine the personal and professional qualities that make for a successful freelancer.



Irish History and Culture  

This course will focus on Irish history, from prehistory to the early 21st century. Students will explore how the Irish Question (up to and including recent troubles and the 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. Students will also consider the use of evidence in the construction of the distinct, but overlapping, categories of history, memory, commemoration, and propaganda.



Irish Language and Culture: Leargas  

Leargas is the Irish word for insight. This course will explore Irish culture through the lens of Irish language. Students will learn basic Irish language skills; develop an awareness of areas of Irish culture and society that foster and promote the language; examine the role of Irish language in past and present cultural movements and trends; and assess the broader application of the language in Irish society. Students will be given firsthand opportunities to familiarize themselves with traditional Irish instruments, song, dance, folklore, and sports.




This course will explore concepts and fundamental principles of jurisprudence and philosophy of law in terms of core areas of traditional jurisprudence. Students will analyze a variety of case studies; develop a critical, argumentative, and philosophical mindset; enhance their formal skills in argumentation; and examine such topics as the Case of the Speluncean Explorers, positivism, religious natural law, secular natural law and the rights of man, the relationship between law and morality, Dworkin, and United States legal realism.



Law of Banking and Finance  

This course will focus on the law of banking and finance. A complete syllabus will be available soon.


Layout and Graphic Design  

This course will introduce systems and techniques of layout and graphic design. Students will create meaningful designs from concept using industry standard applications on the Apple Mac platform; and focus on such topics as design concepts, professional image enhancements, typography, page makeup, color theory, digital imaging, digital pre-press, forward planning and ideas development, troubleshooting, the psychology of design, and tried and tested design techniques.



Location Sound  

This course will explore the importance of sound and the various ways that sound can be used in film and television. Students will record, edit, and master their own audio in practical tutorials; gain awareness of the pitfalls of recording good, useable sound; understand audio mixers operations, mic introduction and operation, camera set up and operation, boom handling and operation, single sound operator set up, and recording sound for documentary. This is a competitive course, with only five places available.



Managing Big Data  

This course will examine practical issues in database management systems, such as administration and query optimization. Students will explore the procedures and considerations in handling big data, including security, user management and physical database issues; implement query optimization strategies; develop an understanding of core concepts such as data mining, data warehousing, and data analytics; and recognize the important role of efficient transaction management with regard to concurrency control, database recovery, and deadlock detection and prevention.




This course will explore fundamentals of marketing planning, emphasizing the role of research and marketing intelligence in decision making. Students will combine theory and practice to gain a broad perspective on marketing and its role within organizations. Topics will include a general introduction to marketing; the marketing environment, consumer behavior, and competitor analysis; marketing across business contexts, including services marketing, international marketing, and marketing in small firms; marketing research; segmentation, targeting, and positioning; planning; and decision making.



Media Law  

This course will introduce media law. A complete syllabus will be available soon.



This course will introduce fundamentals of microeconomics, including principle theories and models used by economists, and ways in which economics can be used by individuals and businesses to assess problems and develop solutions. Students will explore key economic problems such as scarcity and choice; assess forces driving supply and demand; calculate and interpret various economic parameters such as equilibrium price and quantity; develop an understanding of the concept of elasticity; and apply economic analysis to everyday real world problems.



Miscarriages of Justice  

This course will introduce the miscarriages of justice. A complete syllabus will be available soon.


Modern Society  

This course will focus on the international political order and how it relates to the global economic system. Students will develop an understanding of how political systems operate at regional and national levels, and how these systems interact with the wider society; examine key issues in national and international politics and economics; critically analyze the institutions of global and European governance; compare development patterns across emerging economies; and explore the role played by civil society organizations in modern politics.



Network Security  

This course will explore the fundamentals of computer security. Students will examine such topics as security models; aspects of information systems security, such as access control, security attacks, and systems and programs security; intrusion detection; networks and distributed systems security; and worms and viruses. Students will develop an understanding of cryptography and some key encryption techniques; examine organizational policies surrounding computer and information security; and acquire the skills necessary to formulate and address the security needs of enterprise and personal environments.



Networks and Data Communications  

This course will explore networks and data communications. Students will develop an understanding of communication networks' layouts and a wide range of networking standards and protocols—concentrating on the physical layer, signaling, and signal encoding schemes—as well as higher level network protocols; recognize the basic concepts of wireless networks and electronic mail systems; and implement through programming, or a detailed study, a simple communication system functionality or protocol.



Object-Oriented Programming  

This course will present a comprehensive analysis of object-oriented programming, a paradigm that leads to software architectures based on the objects every system or subsystem manipulates. Students will acquire good software engineering skills; apply these skills to the design and implementation of software components; and explore such topics as classes and objects, composition and inheritance, immutable objects, object class, static members and enumerated types, robustness and exceptions, and collection classes.



Operations and Project Management  

This course will examine the subject of operations management and introduce the basic concepts in project management. Students will develop an understanding of problems in the areas of design, layout, flow, demand, supply, quality, and performance issues; complete research-based assignments, which will allow them to study operational and project issues by observing and talking to managers to rectify these issues; refine soft skills; improve verbal and written communication; and put into practice both primary and secondary research skills.



Operations Management  

This course will introduce the basic concepts in operations management. Students will develop an understanding of problems in the areas of design, layout, flow, demand, supply, quality, and performance issues; complete research-based assignments, which will allow them to study operational issues by observing and talking to managers to rectify these issues; and refine soft skills; improve verbal and written communication; and put into practice both primary and secondary research skills.



Organizational Behavior  

This course will examine the behaviors within an organization which can impact on a company’s effectiveness. Students will develop an understanding of organizational behavior; explore factors that influence group cohesiveness and performance; evaluate the main theories of motivation and their application in the business environment; recognize the importance of culture, diversity, corporate social responsibilities, ethics, and a supportive learning environment in organizations; and focus overall on the interrelationship between the individual, the group dynamic, and the internal environment within an organization.



Performance Management  

This course will introduce strategic management accounting principles. Students will improve their ability and awareness of advanced management accounting techniques and topics; apply planning and control models and tools to organizational performance; explore current developments in management accounting; and examine such topics as cost and management accounting techniques; planning and control; standard costing and variance analysis; decision making techniques; and performance measurement and control.



Politics of the Image  

This course will introduce theories on how we engage with visual cultures, and how images can communicate representation, self-expression, politics, pleasure, information, or entertainment. Students will examine the inherent power relations within visual imagery; explore the complex arena of visual culture, how meaning circulates, how visuals have impacted society, and the role of visuals as both connecting forces and sources of conflict; deepen their knowledge of contemporary visual cultural theory; and discuss the role of photographs in the power relationship of observer and observed.



Principles of Services Marketing  

This course will examine key concepts and business practices in services marketing. Students will develop an understanding of the nature and scope of marketing and its role in achieving business objectives; explore concepts and business functions of services marketing in the hospitality industry; investigate environmental factors which influence services marketing decisions. Students will acquire knowledge of the principles of services marketing; positioning services; consumer behavior in service encounters; the services marketing mix; pricing, distribution, and promotion of services; and people, process, and physical evidence concepts.



Probability and Statistics  

This course will introduce probability and statistics, current statistical techniques, literature, and research in the area. Students will develop an understanding of probability and statistical principles; solve related problems; inform decision making in typical real world scenarios; explain methods of conducting unbiased sampling; present summary statistics; estimate confidence intervals; formulate hypotheses; acquire knowledge of discrete probability distributions; conduct significance tests; calculate numbers of permutations and combinations; and differentiate between random and non-random events.



Production and Direction for Film and Documentary Television  

This is a project-led, hands-on, practical course that will explore production and direction for film and documentary television. With the support of practicing industry professionals to guide them through the creative and technical production process, students will direct and produce a short documentary film. Students will conceive strong, compelling non-fiction ideas and create original material through all stages of film and media production; make informed creative, logistical, and technical decisions; and successfully develop, visualize, and communicate non-fiction ideas. This is a competitive course, with only 10 places available.



Programming Paradigms  

This is an advanced course that will focus on three programming paradigms: imperative, object-oriented, and functional, with the greatest emphasis placed on the functional paradigm. Students will acquire insight into new developments in programming styles; write higher-order functions and programs that use them; prove properties of functional programs using structural induction; develop programs using stepwise refinement; write classes that implement contracts; consider, discuss, and criticize questions of style and aesthetics in programming; and deliver solutions to problems using each of the three paradigms.




This course will explore the Irish and International publishing industries. Students will develop an understanding of the process involved in the preparation of a manuscript for folio and/or electronic publication; acquire knowledge of related legal issues; investigate the impact of the Internet and digitization on publishing, bookselling, copyright, and reading habits; examine the roles of agents and editors; and analyze the effects on societies of early and recent printing technologies, and the ways in which the roles of writers and readers are changing.



Quantitative Analysis for Business  

This high-level business course, designed to follow previous courses in mathematics and business, will explore the subject of quantitative analysis for business. Students will develop an appreciation of the importance of mathematics and statistics for successful decision making in a range of business disciplines (eg. finance, economics, marketing, etc.); learn how to apply these mathematical skills to manipulate and interpret numerical data; and use a statistical package for support in the application of mathematics and statistics while analyzing business data.



Radio Journalism  

This course will explore the subject of radio journalism. Students will enhance their 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; explore standards and ethics in the media; write material to a commercial broadcast industry professional standard; and gain real world experience producing, presenting, researching, reporting, and broadcasting within a five-mile radius using a learner radio station under a temporary BAI licence.



Relational Databases  

This course will examine basic theoretical ideas that underpin modern database management systems. Students will design and implement databases; learn techniques such as entry-relationship modeling and normalization in order to more effectively design a database; develop an understanding of structured query language (SQL); gain practical experience using a modern database management system such as MySQL or Oracle; and create a communication between a programming language such as Java and the database itself, which leads to the development of applications following the N-tier model.



Reporting and Editing  

This course will focus on reporting and editing. Students will initiate, plan, research, write, and edit quality news reports and feature articles for specific audiences; develop a practical and theoretical understanding of interview skills, pitching stories, freelancing, news values, and spot news, such as reporting of demonstrations; acquire skills that will enable them to edit and subedit for different types of journalistic writing; and grasp a theoretical analysis of the impact of digital technologies on news reporting and feature writing, and its current and future implications.



Sales Management  

This course will examine the principles and practice of selling as a core business function. Students will explore the relationship between sales management and the marketing environment; develop an understanding of tools and techniques which provide insight into methods for successful sales strategy implementation; create a sales strategy; acquire skills in client management; critically evaluate each phase of the selling process; and investigate the dynamic nature of forces which impact on customers’ buying decisions.




This course will focus on the practical skills and techniques involved in successful screenwriting. Students will write the first 20 pages of a feature screenplay, going through the entire process during class workshops, from developing an initial idea to finalizing scripts; and discuss such topics as the structure of a screenplay, creating memorable characters that can sustain a feature film, writing a pitch document, outlining, writing a treatment, maintaining tone and momentum in a screenplay, and how to approach redrafting a script.



Sociology of the Media  

This course will examine how society impacts on the media and how the media impacts back on society. Students will gain an awareness of how they must be able to not only operate within, but also examine objectively, this immensely powerful institution; acquire knowledge and a practical awareness of how and why media institutions, practices, and culture developed in the way they have in western society; critique and analyze the media from a sociological and a critical political-economic perspective; and develop an understanding of the structure of the media institution.



Sports Journalism  

This course will focus on the field of sports journalism. Students will 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, such as near instantaneous reporting, interviewing, bulletin compiling, and feature writing, as well as other transferable journalistic skills; and write material to an advanced professional standard, ready for broadcast, print, and electronic publication.



Strategic Hospitality Management  

This course will introduce the concept of strategy and factors affecting strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation in the international hospitality industry. Students will explore the complexities of corporate operations and resource management in different countries and cultures; analyze global business environmental trends and principles of international best practice; determine and analyze factors contributing to the strategic development and survival or failure of a hospitality operation; and evaluate long-term strategies which will enable the operation to achieve its corporate and business objectives.



Strategic Management  

This course will introduce concepts and frameworks of strategic management. Students will explore key managerial decisions that affect the long-term performance of an organization; examine the principles of environmental analysis, strategy formation, strategy implementation, and evaluation of strategic choices; learn how to diagnose the strategic health of organizations, and provide strategic recommendations to senior management; and explore the role of ethics in strategic management. Students will also critically assess the relevance of strategic management concepts, theories, and empirical research to organisational case studies.



Strategic Marketing Management  

This course will explore problems that confront strategic marketing managers when they are formulating and implementing marketing strategies in an ever-changing business environment. Students will gain insight into marketing as a strategic business function and its interface with corporate strategic planning; develop an understanding of concepts, theories, tools, and techniques used in marketing strategy formulation and implementation of strategy in an organization; examine business scenarios from a strategic marketing perspective; and demonstrate strategic management thinking and practice across a range of disciplines and subfields of marketing.



Supply Chain Management in Hospitality  

This course will focus on supply chain management. Students will examine the importance of identifying, assessing, controlling, and managing supply chains in the context of the hospitality industry; develop an appreciation of supply chain principles and best practice; understand how to employ these practices in the hospitality industry; and analyze the relationship between supply chain management, technology, and strategy in a hospitality context. Additional topics will include planning and managing inventories in a supply chain; designing and planning transportation networks; and managing cross-functional drivers in a supply chain.



Systems Analysis and Design  

This course will introduce the fundamental concepts of object oriented program design and how to use modeling for constructing complex software systems. Students will apply abstract concepts in an object oriented manner; express system solutions in a formal manner, and implement the derived formulization; apply appropriate design techniques to system solutions; produce software designs using Universal Modeling Language (UML) to solve specific problems; develop a comprehensive set of testing routines for software; and document the results appropriately.



The Law of Evidence  

This course will explore the principles and rules underpinning the law of evidence. Students will analyze and discuss categories of evidence where corroboration may be an issue; develop an understanding 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. This course runs during evenings only.



Understanding Audience: Media Marketing  

This course will examine the market structures underpinning modern media. Students will be introduced to the economics, regulations, advertising structures, and role of competition in Irish and international media markets; examine revenue generation and funding in media; apply essential principles of contemporary marketing theories and practices to the media industries; investigate key legal and ethical issues in the media; and explore the relation of areas such as marketing, finance, government policy, and entrepreneurship to the media sector.



Understanding Society  

This course will explore the ways in which society affects the opinions and actions of groups and individuals. Students will examine the origins of the study of society; develop an understanding of changes brought about by the industrial revolution in western society and their impact on the rest of the world; consider the impact of sociological research on some groups, events, and issues in society; and explore such topics as “individualism”, founding figures in sociology, gender inequality, crime and deviance, urban socialists, and the role of dictatorships and democracies.



Visual Communication  

This course will examine techniques and theories of building meaning and messages through visual design. Students will analyze how we express our experiences and communicate our intentions through both the reading of images and the process of image making; develop an understanding of design as a process, emphasizing research and analysis as key parts of a designer’s workflow; acquire knowledge of visual problem solving and concept development; and learn technical skills necessary for planning, constructing, and developing layout and graphic design media to a professional standard.



Visual Methodologies  

This course will examine visual culture and key theoretical issues involved in the interpretation and analysis of images. Students will acquire skills of critical and personal engagement within the field of contemporary visual media; create connections between art, film, and photography history, and theory, semiotics, and history; develop a greater awareness of how photographic imagery is ever present in daily culture; explore the effects of photographic imagery on the psyche; and investigate the impact of photographic images on social and cultural change in both historical and contemporary contexts.



Ways of Seeing  

This course will explore the ways in which the photographic image has become a powerful communication tool and the importance of understanding its significance and practical use. Students will be introduced to visual analysis methodologies; learn to assess, interpret, and evaluate images from cultural, sociological, and historical viewpoints; develop an understanding of the structured ways in which meaning is conveyed through images by interpreting creative and communicative elements within images; acquire knowledge of the psychology of visual language; and discuss the work of contemporary photographers.



Writing and Presentation Skills  

This course will introduce presentation skills and the basic requirements of good writing for essays, press releases, and letters. Students will develop 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. Students will also gain confidence in expressing themselves in an informed manner on the issues of the day and will participate in group presentations of their weekly news.



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