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Courses for Dublin, Ireland

Athena Study Abroad's Dublin program study schedule is listed below. To help you understand the terminology better, let's first familiarize you with common terms used at Griffith College Dublin:

  • module - this refers to what US students call a "course" or "class"
  • course - this refers to what US students call a full degree program

As a participant in Athena's Dublin program, you are required to successfully complete at least 4 modules (each module is typically worth 3 to 4 U.S. credits; you should consult your home institution to determine specific course equivalencies). When completing your registration form, you will sign up for 8 modules (in order of preference) to ensure you are prepared with alternates if a module is cancelled or full. Please be sure to get all of your module selections approved by your home school (including alternates) to ensure ease of transfer once you return from your study abroad experience.

* Modules are subject to availability and final enrollment numbers. 
** Pre-Requisites: you must meet any and all prerequisite requirements for any module in which you wish to enroll.

Click on your session of interest below to view the course offerings and details.
Fall 2014 | Spring 2016

Apply to the Dublin Program

FALL 2014

For course descriptions and syllabi, please click on the course link or the .pdf icon (pdf). All course offerings are subject to availabilty and student interest and are subject to change.

SCHOOL of BUSINESS

Accounting and Finance

Course Code
Level 1 (similar to 100-level)
pdfMicroeconomics BAAFH-MIC
pdf Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions BABFH-QABD
pdfBusiness Accounting (linear)
(Only for Year-Abroad students)
BABFH-BA
pdf Information and Communications Technology BAAFH-ICT
Level 2 (similar to 200-level)
pdf Management and Organisational Behaviour
(Pre-req: Some basic management courses or similar)
BAAFH-MOB
pdf Managing Human Resources
(Pre-req: Some basic management courses or similar)
BAAFH-HR
pdf Company Law
(Pre-req: Previous Business Law or similar)
BAAFH-CL
pdf Management Accounting
(Pre-req: 1 year Financial Accounting)
BAAFH-AC
Level 3 (similar to 300-level)
pdfAdvanced Financial Reporting
(Pre-req: At least 2 Financial Reporting or similar)
BAAFH-AMA
pdfStrategic Management 1
(Pre-req: At least 2 Organisational Management or similar)
BAAFH-SF
pdfStrategic Financial Management
(Pre-req: At least 2 Financial Accounting courses or similar)
BAAFH-IS

Business Studies

Course Code
Level 1 (similar to 100-level)
pdfMicroeconomics BABSH-MIC
pdf Quantitive Analysis for Business Decisions BABSH-QABD
pdfBusiness Accounting (linear)
(Only for Year-Abroad students)
BABSH-BA
pdf Information and Communications Technology BABSH-ICT
Level 2 (similar to 200-level)
pdfOperations Management
(Pre-req: Some basic management course or similar)
BABSH-OP
pdfManagement and Organisational Behaviour
(Pre-req: Some basic management course or similar)
BABSH-MOB
pdfManaging Human Resources
(Pre-req: Some basic management course or similar)
BABSH-HR
pdfManagement Accounting
(Pre-req: At least one year of Financial Accounting)
BABSH-AC
pdfMarketing Management
(Pre-req: At least one Marketing course)
BABSH-MM
Level 3 (similar to 300-level)
pdfStrategic Management 1
(Pre-req: At least two Organisational Management/Marketing Strategy courses or similar)
BABSH-SM1
pdfStrategic Financial Management
(Pre-req: At least two Financial Accounting courses or similar)
BABSH-SFM
pdfInternational Human Resource Management
(Pre-req: At least two HR courses or similar)
BABSH-IH
pdfTaxation 1
(Pre-req: Intensive accounting and finance courses or similar)
BABSH-T1
pdfProject Management
(Note: Available only in the evenings)
BABSH-T1
pdfInternational Marketing*
(Pre-req: At least two Principles of Marketing/Marketing Strategy courses)
BABSH-IG
pdfSales Management*
(Pre-req: At least two Principles of Marketing/Marketing Strategy courses)
BABSH-SM
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

International Hospitality Management

Course Code
Level 1 (similar to 100-level)
pdfHospitality Operations 1 BAIHH-HO1
pdfIntroduction to the International Hospitality Industry BAIHH-IHII
pdfQuantitative Methods for Business BAIHH-QMB
pdfBusiness Communications and IT BAIHH-BCIT
Level 2 (similar to 200-level)
pdfFood and Beverage Management BAIHH-FBM
pdf Accommodation and Facilities Management BAIHH-AFM
pdfProfessional Development BAIHH-PD
pdfHospitality Law BAIHH-HL
pdf Tourism Studies
(Pre-req: Some Hospitality Management course or similar)
BAIHH-TS
Level 3 (similar to 300-level)
pdfInternational Human Resource Management*
(Pre-req: At least 2 years academic background in HR)
BAIHH-IHR
pdfInternational Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
(Pre-req: At least 2 years academic background in Hospitality/Tourism Studies)
BAIHH-ITH
pdfBusiness Policy 1
(Pre-req: Year abroad students only; two years academic background in HR Management, Finance and Marketing)
BAIHH-BP1
pdfInternational Services Marketing*
(Pre-req: two Marketing courses)
BAIHH-ISM
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

SCHOOL of JOURNALISM and MEDIA

Communications, Journalism and Visual Media

Course Code Classroom Contact Hours Independent Work Hours Total Hours ECTS
Level 1 (similar to 100-level)
pdf Introduction to Digital Media BAJH-DM 36 84 120 5
pdf Introduction to Photography
(Note: Limited spaces available. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)
BAJH-IP 48 72 120 5
pdf Introduction to Writing Journalism BAJH-WJ 36 84 120 5
pdf Introduction to Video
(Note: Limited spaces available. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)
BAJH-IV 36 84 120 5
pdf Writing & Presentation Skills BAJH-WPS 36 84 120 5
pdf Understanding Society BAJH-US 60 140 200 10
pdf Ways of Seeing
(Note: Must have an interest in visual media and culture)
BAJH-WS 36 64 100 5
Level 2 (similar to 200-level)
pdf Contemporary Society & Political Systems BAJH-CYS 60 140 200 10
pdf Understanding Audiences: Media Marketing BAJH-MKT 60 140 200 10
pdf Advanced Photography
(Note: Must have previous photography experience)
BAJH-PA 48 72 120 5
pdf Radio Journalism
(Note: Must have previous broadcast journalism experience)
BAJH-RJ 42 78 120 5
pdf Visual Communication BAJH-VC 36 84 120 5
pdf Reporting & Editing BAJH-RFW 60 60 120 5
pdf Visual Methodologies
(Note: Must have interest in visual media)
BAJH-VM TBA TBA TBA TBA
pdf Video Production I
(Note: Limited spaces available. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)
BAJH-VP1 42 78 120 10
Level 3 (similar to 300-level)
pdf Business Journalism* BAJH-BJ 60 140 200 10
pdf Conflict Reporting* BAJH-RC 60 140 200 10
pdf Sociology of the Media
(Pre-req: background in Media, Political Science and/or Sociology)
BAJH-SM 48 72 120 5
pdf Modern Society
(Pre-req: background in Media, Political Science and/or Sociology)
BAJH-MOD 60 140 200 10
pdf Commercial Photography*
(Pre-req: significant previous digital photography experience)
BAJH-DP 60 140 200 10
pdf Video Production II
(Pre-req: previous video production experience)
(Note: Limited spaces available. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)
BAJH-VP2 60 140 200 10
pdf Film Studies* BAJH-F 60 140 200 10
pdf Sports Journalism* BAJH-SJ 48 152 200 10
pdf Creative Writing* BAJH-CR 60 140 200 10
pdf Shorthand* BAJH-SD 72 168 240 10
pdf Politics of the Image
(Pre-req: Must have an intereste in visual media)
BAPO-PI TBA TBA TBA TBA
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

SCHOOL of COMPUTING SCIENCE

Computing Science

Course Code Classroom Contact Hours Independent Work Hours Total Hours ECTS
Level 1 (similar to 100-level)
pdfComputer Programming (linear)
(Only for Year-Abroad students)
BSCH-CP 84 116 200 10
pdfFoundations of Computing (linear)
(Only for Year-Abroad students)
BSCH-FC 72 128 200 10
pdfClient Side Web Development (linear)
(Only for Year-Abroad students)
BSCH-CWD 84 116 200 10
pdfBusiness Information Systems (linear)
(Only for Year-Abroad students)
BSCH-BIS 72 128 200 10
pdfComputer Hardware (linear)
(Only for Year-Abroad students)
BSCH-CH 84 116 200 10
pdfEffective Learning and Development TBD 40 60 100 5
Level 2 (similar to 200-level)
pdf Relational Databases TBA 60 140 200 10
pdf Probability and Statistics TBA 36 64 100 5
pdfObject-Oriented Development TBA 72 128 200 10
pdfSystems Analysis and Design TBA 36 64 100 5
Level 3 (similar to 300-level)
pdf HCI & GUI Programming TBA 36 64 100 5
pdf Networks & Data Communications TBA 60 140 200 10
pdfIntroduction to Formal Design Methods TBA 36 64 100 5
pdfProgramming Paradigms TBA 78 122 200 10
Level 4 (similar to 400-level/Final Year)
pdfConcurrent Programming TBA 78 122 200 10
pdfAdvanced Network Theory TBA 60 140 200 10
pdfGames Development* TBA 36 64 100 5
pdfComputer Graphics* TBA 36 64 100 5
pdfGames Design* TBA 36 64 100 5
pdfManaging Big Data* TBA 48 52 100 5
pdfNetwork Security* TBA 36 64 100 5
pdfDistributed Systems* TBA 36 64 100 5
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

ADDITIONAL MODULES OFFERED

Course Code
Open to all levels
pdf Irish History and Culture GCD-IHC

SPRING 2016

For course descriptions and syllabi, please contact info@athenaabroad.com. All course offerings are subject to availabilty and student interest and are subject to change.

SCHOOL of BUSINESS

Accounting & Finance

Course Code
Level 1 (Similar to 100-level)
Macro Economics BAAFH-MAC
Legal Aspects of Business BAAFH-LAB
IT Skills BAAFH-ITS
Level 2 (Similar to 200-level)
International Financial Reporting
(Pre-req: Business Accounting course or similar)
BAAFH-IFR
Management Accounting Systems and Analysis
(Pre-req: Management Accounting course or similar)
BAAFH-MAS
Management Practice
(Pre-req: Management Principles class or similar)
BAAFH-MP
Level 3 (Similar to 300-level)
Corporate Finance
(Pre-req: Financial Management class or similar)
BAAFH-CF
Audit and Assurance
(Pre-req: at least 2 semesters of Financial Accounting or similar)
BAAFH-AA
Strategic Management
(Pre-req: Management courses or similar)
BAAFH-SM

Business Studies

Course Code
Level 1 (Similar to 100-level)
Macro Economics BABSH-MAC
Legal Aspects of Business BABSH-LAB
IT Skills BABSH-ITS
Level 2 (Similar to 200-level)
Business Information Systems
(Pre-req: One semester of Information Technology or similar)
BABSH-BIS
Digital Marketing
(Pre-req: Previous Principles of Marketing or similar)
BABSH-DM
Human Resource Management
(Pre-req: Previous Management class or similar)
BABSH-HRM
Enterprise and Innovation
(Pre-req: Open only to students showing an advanced level of business knowledge)
BABSH-EI
Level 3 (Similar to 300-level)
International Business Environment
(Pre-req: At least 2 semesters of Organisational Management, Strategic Management, Business Operations or similar)
BABSH-IBE
Information Systems Management*
(Pre-req: In-depth knowledge of Business Information Systems)
BABSH-ISM
Project Management*
(Pre-req: Managmeent module or similar)
BABSH-PM
Consumer Behaviour*
(Pre-req: At least 2 semesters of Principles of Marketing/Marketing Strategy or similar)
BABSH-CB
Strategic Management 2*
(Pre-req: At least 1 semester of Organizational Mgmt/Strategic Mgmt Business Operations or similar)
(Note: Evening classes only)
BABSH-SM2
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

International Hospitality Management

Course Code
Level 1 (Similar to 100-level)
Financial Accounting BAIHH-FA
IT Skills BAIHH-IT
Principles of Economics BAIHH-POE
Level 2 (Similar to 200-level)
Marketing Management & Research
(Pre-req: One semester Principles of Marketing or similar)
BAIHH-MMR
Human Resource Management
(Pre-req: One semester Organizational Management or similar)
BAIHH-HRM
Rooms Division Management
(Pre-req: One semester Hospitality Operations or similar)
BAIHH-RDM
Management Accounting
(Pre-req: One semester Basic Accounting or similar)
BAIHH-MA
Level 3 (Similar to 300-level)
Finance and Revenue Management for Hospitality Managers
(Note: One semester of Accounting or similar)
BAIHH-FRM
Contemporary Issues in Hospitality*
(Pre-req: Tourism course or similar)
BAIHH-CIH
Conference & Event Management*
(Pre-req: Tourism course or similar)
BAIHH-CEM
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

Marketing

Course Code
Level 2 (Similar to 200-level)
Market Research Practice
(Pre-req: Must have previously taken some Principles of Marketing)
BAMO-MRP
Principles of Economics BAMO-PE
Level 3 (Similar to 300-level)
International Marketing
(Pre-req: Must have previously taken Marketing)
BAMO-IM
Digital Marketing
(Pre-req: Must have previously taken Marketing)
BAMO-DM
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

SCHOOL of JOURNALISM and MEDIA

Communications, Journalism & Visual Media

Course Code
Level 1 (Similar to 100-level)
Media Studies BAJH-MS
Introduction to Radio BAJH-IR
Introduction to Photography
(Note: 10 Places only. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)
BAJH-IP
Media Law & Ethics BAJH-MLE
History of the Media BAJH-HM
Level 2 (Similar to 200-level)
History of Art & Photography BAJH-HAP
Web Design
(Pre-req: Experience with design and Photoshop)
BAJH-WD
Video Production I
(Note: Limited spaces available. Places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.)
(Pre-req: Some Video Production experience or similar)
BAJH-VP1
Newspaper Media Production and Investigative Journalism
(Pre-req: Previous Layout experience or similar)
BAJH-NMPIJ
Research Methods BAJH-RM
Level 3 (Similar to 300-level)
Investigative Journalism II*
(Pre-req: Significant Previous News Report Writing and Research Skills Experience)
BAJH-I2J
Conflict Reporting* BAJH-CF
Video Production II
(Pre-req: previous video production experience)
(Note: Limited spaces available.)
BAJH-VP2
Public Relations* BAJH-PR
Media Research & Cultural Studies
(Open to students with a background in Media, Political Science, and/or Sociology studies)
BAJH-MRCS
Sports Journalism* BAJH-SJ
Creative Writing* BAJH-CW
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

Film and TV Production

Course Code
Level 1 (Similar to 100-level)
VFX for Film & Television
(Note: Limited space available.)
BAFTP-VFT
Online Screen Media BAFTP-OSM
Level 2 (Similar to 200-level)
Industry Skills and Professional Practice (film) BAFTP-ISPP
TV Studio Principles
(Note: Limited space available.)
(Pre-req: Introduction to Video or similar)
BAFTP-TSP

SCHOOL of COMPUTING SCIENCE

Computing Science

Course Code
Level 1 (similar to 100-level)
System Software
BSCH-SS
Level 2 (Similar to 200-level)
Please note that these modules are not intended for first year students
Data Structures and Algorithms BSCH-DSA
Linear Algebra BSCH-LA
Operating System Design BSCH-OSD
Server Side Web Development BSCH-SWD
Level 4 (Similar to 400-level)
Please note that these modules are advanced and are intended for final year students only
Formal Specifications* BSCH-FS
Emerging Technologies* BSCH-ET
Practical Networking* BSCH-PN
Computer Graphics* BSCH-CG
Artificial Intelligence for Games* BSCH-AIG
Web Frameworks* BSCH-WF
Cloud Services and Platforms* BSCH-CSP
Network Design and Administration* BSCH-NDA
Games Engines* BSCH-GE
*This module only runs with sufficient student demand. Griffith College will determine if this module will run after the students arrive in Dublin.

ADDITIONAL MODULES OFFERED

Course Code
Open to all levels
Irish History and Culture GCD-IHC


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