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Liberal Arts

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Liberal Arts

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Programme Code

GEO-BLA

UCAS Code

JACS Code

L990 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Entrants to the BA Liberal Arts Programme, other than those of mature age (i.e. not less than 21 years of age on October 1 of the proposed year of entry), must satisfy the General University Entrance Requirements and meet any specific entry requirements for particular options. Details of specific entry requirements may be obtained from the Academic Registry in St Mary's University College.

Programme requirements for all entrants:

Grade C in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent qualification)
Grade C in GCSE English (or equivalent qualification)
GCE A level (or equivalent qualification) in whichever subject is chosen for subject study, where specified.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Single Honours

Length of Programme

3 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

360

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

St Mary's University College

Teaching Institution

St. Mary's University College

School/Department

St. Mary's University College

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Maeve O'Brien

St Patrick's College, Drumcondra

Dr Michele O'Dwyer

University of Limerick

Professor Chris Morash

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Dr Maura Cronin

The Oral History Centre, University of Limerick

Dr Marie Whelton

Coláiste Mhuire, Institiúid Oideachais Marino

Mr Richard Bowles

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Rev Dr Eugene Duffy

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Yes 1. Students enrol for a specific subject option. For new students enrolling in 2017-18, these are Business Studies, English, Irish, History, Physical Education and Religious Studies. Once enrolled it is not normally possible to transfer to another subject option. 2. They must register for modules worth 120 Level 1 CATS points and 120 Level 2 CATS points in Stages 1 and 2 respectively before proceeding to take modules leading to 120 Level 3 CATS points in Stage 3. To graduate with a BA honours degree students must receive credit for 240 CATs points at Levels 1 and 2 and at least 100 Level 3 CATS points. 3. Students will normally be required to pass or be granted credit for all modules in each stage before progressing to the next stage. However, students may, at the discretion of the Pathway Board of Examiners, be allowed to proceed from a stage if they have received credit for modules worth at least 80 CATs points at that level. Students who have not received credit for 120 Stage 1/Level 1 CATs points will not be permitted to proceed to Stage 3/Level 3. 4. Attendance at work based learning/placement activities and/or participation on other practical work outside the University College or normal teaching time will normally be a requirement of the degree course.

Programme Specific Regulations

1. For students first enrolled on the programme prior to 2009/10 the regulations in force at the date of entry will apply and thus the following module weightings will be used when calculating the honours classification: Stage 2 40%, Stage 3 60%.
For students first enrolled on the programme in or after 2009/10, the following module weightings will be used when calculating the honours classification: Stage 1 10%, Stage 2 30% and Stage 3 60%.
2. If a student fails a module at the first attempt, repeat assessment, as determined by the Pathway Board of Examiners, will be scheduled as follows:
(a) Where a student is required to resit an examination paper, or repeat other assessment components (without class attendance), this will normally take place before the end of the academic year;
(b) Where a student is required to repeat assessment components (with class attendance), this will normally take place when the failed module is next available. If the failed module is no longer being offered, the student will have to take a substitute module approved by her/his Adviser of Studies;
3. The programme is offered in a full time mode (3 years) and consists of three elements: Element 1, Human Development Studies; Element 2, International Studies; Element 3, Subject Studies.
4. In Stage 1 students must take MLA1003, MLA1004 and the option modules in one of the subjects offered. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are Business Studies (MBS1052 + MBS1011), English (MEN1051 + MEN1011), History (MMH1056 + MMH1011), Irish (MCE1051+ MCE1011), Physical Education (MPE1051+ MPE1011) or Religious Studies (MRS1051+ MRS1011).
5. In Stage 2 students not participating in SOCRATES (ERASMUS) Outward Mobility will take, MLA2005, MLA2006, MLA2010 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are Business Studies (MBS2052 + MBS2053 + MBS2011), English (MEN2052 + MEN2053 + MEN2011), History (MMH2058 + MMH2059 + MMH2011), Irish (MCE2052 + MCE2053 + MCE2011), Physical Education (MPE2052+ MPE2053+ MPE2011) or Religious Studies (MRS2052 + MRS2053 + MRS2011).
ERASMUS students will take MLA2081, MLA2082, MEO2054 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered, in the first semester in the home institution. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are Business Studies (MBS2080 + MBS2083), English (MEN2080 + MEN2083), History (MMH2081 + MMH2083), Irish (MCE2080 + MCE2083), Physical Education (MPE2080 + MPE2083), or Religious Studies (MRS2080 + MRS2083). There will be an integrated Learning Programme, agreed by the home and host institutions, in the second semester. This Learning Programme shall merit 30 European Credit Transfer System credits and thus be equivalent to three modules.
6. In Stage 3 students will take MLA3020; one module from MLA3009, MLA3010 and MLA3013 and two option modules in one of the subjects offered; and one additional module. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are Business Studies (MBS3054 + MBS3057 or MBS3059), English (MEN3054 + MEN3055), History (MMH3060 + MMH3061), Irish (MCE3054 + MCE3055), Physical Education (MPE3054 + MPE3055) or Religious Studies (MRS3054 + MRS3055). In 2017-18 the additional module options are MLA3009, MLA3010, MLA3013, MBS3057, MBS3059, MCE3056, MEN3056, MGE3057, MMH3062, MPE3056 or MRS3057. Business Studies students must take MBS3054.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The programme aims to develop -

an intellectual and ethical framework for living and working in tomorrow's world;

an understanding of Europe as a cultural concept and as a business environment;

knowledge and understanding in certain key areas of a selected subject;

a range of communication, practical, study, interpersonal, career management and professional skills;

so that students:
(a) are prepared for lifelong learning and professional development;

(b) are well-equipped for a range of employment opportunities at graduate level;

(c) can contribute effectively to society, and

d) can achieve personal fulfilment.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify, analyse and evaluate key concepts, skills and values.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Students are required to undertake a number of assignments requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Students are provided with introductory seminars on various aspects of cognitive and research skills. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises.

Critically analyse and discuss readings from relevant literature.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Students are required to undertake a number of assignments requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Students are provided with introductory seminars on various aspects of cognitive and research skills. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises.

Carry out self-evaluation and analysis of professional development needs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Students are required to undertake a number of assignments requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Students are provided with introductory seminars on various aspects of cognitive and research skills. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises.

Plan and carry out an investigation using a combination of literature search and empirical inquiry.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Students are required to undertake a number of assignments requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Students are provided with introductory seminars on various aspects of cognitive and research skills. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises.

Make appropriate assumptions, develop hypotheses, question and verify results and produce coherent reports.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Students are required to undertake a number of assignments requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Students are provided with introductory seminars on various aspects of cognitive and research skills. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises.

Analyse new and/or abstract situations using a range of techniques appropriate to the subject material.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Students are required to undertake a number of assignments requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Students are provided with introductory seminars on various aspects of cognitive and research skills. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises.

Use bibliographical/reference skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Students are required to undertake a number of assignments requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Students are provided with introductory seminars on various aspects of cognitive and research skills. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of cognitive skills makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Communicate effectively (in writing, verbally, electronically and by graphical representation).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Make effective use of ICT and multi-media resources in data handling, problem solving, information finding, study and presentation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Apply numerical skills and make effective use of numerical data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Interact effectively, show leadership, and contribute productively in a team context.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Effectively manage and plan own work and development (including future career development).

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Acquire knowledge and learn in familiar and unfamiliar situations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Engage in debate in a professional manner.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Engage with a critical community, reflecting habitually on own and others’ performance.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Act with initiative, determination and resourcefulness, a sense of fair play, co-operation and sharing.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Set objectives, focus on priorities, plan and execute project work to deadlines.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Produce coherent, structured and well-argued reports.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Analyse a complex problem and what is causing it, with others or alone, form strategies for solving that problem in different situations; effect a solution with efficiency; and evaluate the results.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Make moral and ethical judgements that are consciously held and defensibly maintained, identifying the key rights applying to the dignity of the human person.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Transferable/key skills are developed through active learning methods e.g. practical workshops, training sessions, problem-solving activities, self-study packages and activities related to the acquisition of other skills, knowledge and understanding. In particular, students will be provided with tutorial support for the development of communication skills (assignments will be required to be word processed in levels 2 and 3). Lectures, seminars, tutorials and associated discussion activities will be used to initiate an appreciation of affective outcomes (e.g. ethical decision-making, aesthetic awareness, global perspectives). Simulation and role play will be used to further develop these skills.

Application and development of these skills during work placement will be strongly encouraged and supported. The use of learning journals will be encouraged to promote reflective practice.

Overall progress in skills acquisition will be monitored through meetings with a personal tutor.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally by course work exercises specifically designed to require demonstrations of particular skills (e.g. video-recorded presentations, use of online report forms), reports and the assembly of a portfolio. Audits of Communication skills will be carried out.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Understand a range of philosophical, economic and political frameworks for articulating an understanding of the individual in his/her social contexts.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the origin, development and content of a range of modern political ideologies and of key contemporary political concepts.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand issues affecting human development.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand contemporary issues relating to business organisation, management and practice.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand definitions of Europe: geographical, political, economic and cultural.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the evolution of the European Union into a business, political and social organisation.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand key concepts and approaches in a selected subject area.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand methods of inquiry and organisation of knowledge in a range of academic disciplines.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials and practical work where appropriate to the subject selected and directed study. Students will be encouraged to develop a range of private study techniques. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to work placement learning.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations involving short-answer and essay-style questions. Assessed coursework, including essays, assignments and presentation of portfolios, will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Tackle problems with incomplete information from a variety of sources and disciplines.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills will be developed, as appropriate, through subject-specific practical activities and problem-solving activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, seminars, tutorials and work placement learning. In the final year, independent student work will require demonstration of these skills to varying extents, dependent on the topic chosen.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of subject-specific skills will be based on coursework assignments, essays, tutorial presentations, reports, portfolios, student self-evaluation reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff, feedback from supervisors of work placement learning and unseen written examinations.

Use understanding of contemporary issues and their implications for human development to promote solutions which enhance peace, justice, reconciliation and democracy.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills will be developed, as appropriate, through subject-specific practical activities and problem-solving activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, seminars, tutorials and work placement learning. In the final year, independent student work will require demonstration of these skills to varying extents, dependent on the topic chosen.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of subject-specific skills will be based on coursework assignments, essays, tutorial presentations, reports, portfolios, student self-evaluation reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff, feedback from supervisors of work placement learning and unseen written examinations.

Analyse, evaluate and interpret current thinking about the role of business, culture and society in Europe.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills will be developed, as appropriate, through subject-specific practical activities and problem-solving activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, seminars, tutorials and work placement learning. In the final year, independent student work will require demonstration of these skills to varying extents, dependent on the topic chosen.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of subject-specific skills will be based on coursework assignments, essays, tutorial presentations, reports, portfolios, student self-evaluation reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff, feedback from supervisors of work placement learning and unseen written examinations.

Critically review and interpret recent research and innovations in selected study areas.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills will be developed, as appropriate, through subject-specific practical activities and problem-solving activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, seminars, tutorials and work placement learning. In the final year, independent student work will require demonstration of these skills to varying extents, dependent on the topic chosen.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of subject-specific skills will be based on coursework assignments, essays, tutorial presentations, reports, portfolios, student self-evaluation reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff, feedback from supervisors of work placement learning and unseen written examinations.

Demonstrate specific practical skills, where appropriate, in the selected subject area.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills will be developed, as appropriate, through subject-specific practical activities and problem-solving activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, seminars, tutorials and work placement learning. In the final year, independent student work will require demonstration of these skills to varying extents, dependent on the topic chosen.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of subject-specific skills will be based on coursework assignments, essays, tutorial presentations, reports, portfolios, student self-evaluation reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff, feedback from supervisors of work placement learning and unseen written examinations.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Modern Irish Language and Literature (LA)

MCE1051

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Genre Study 1 (LA)

MEN1051

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Childhood Studies and Physical Activity (LA)

MPE1051

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

An Introduction to Religious Studies (LA)

MRS1051

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

European Outreach LA 4 (Learning Programme)

MEO2054

2

60

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Business Management (LA)

MBS2052

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Business Accounting (LA)

MBS2053

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Effective Communication in Irish 1 (LA)

MCE2052

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Critical Appreciation of Modern Irish Literature 1 (LA)

MCE2053

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Genre Study 2 (LA)

MEN2052

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Genre Study 3 (LA)

MEN2053

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Ireland in Europe: Culture

MLA2005

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Ireland in Europe: Economy

MLA2006

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Movement Studies in Physical Activity 1 (LA)

MPE2052

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Movement Studies in Physical Activity 2 (LA)

MPE2053

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Introduction to the Study of the New Testament (LA)

MRS2052

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

The nature of the Church and the celebration of the Sacraments (LA)

MRS2053

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Strategic Planning and International Marketing (LA)

MBS3054

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

80%

0%

20%

Industrial Relations and Management Information Systems (LA)

MBS3057

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

80%

0%

20%

Effective Communication in Irish 2 (LA)

MCE3054

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Critical Appreciation of Modern Irish Literature 2 (LA)

MCE3055

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Anglo-Irish Writers (LA)

MEN3054

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Anglo-Irish Literature: Cultural Contexts (LA)

MEN3055

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Geography of Divided Societies (LA)

MGE3055

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Europe and its Neighbours (LA)

MGE3056

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Ireland and Europe: Unity in Diversity

MLA3009

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Ireland, the European Union and Global Development

MLA3010

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Investigations in Physical Activity 1 (LA)

MPE3054

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Investigations in Physical Activity 2 (LA)

MPE3055

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Approaches to Understanding God (LA)

MRS3054

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Divine Revelation and Human Response (LA)

MRS3055

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Aspects of American History 1919-1969 (LA)

MMH1056

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Business Management & Accounting (European Outreach)

MBS2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Modern Irish Language and Literature (European Outreach)

MCE2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Genre Study 2 (European Outreach)

MEN2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Ireland in Europe: Aspects of Culture and Economy (European Outreach)

MLA2081

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Movement Studies in Physical Education (European Outreach)

MPE2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Introduction to the New Testament and the Sacraments (European Outreach)

MRS2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Entrepreneurship & Researching the Growth of Small & Medium Enterprises (LA)

MBS3059

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Foundation Studies in Business (LA)

MBS1052

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Irish in the Modern World (LA)

MCE3056

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Modern English and American Literature (LA)

MEN3056

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Critical Issues in Contemporary Geography

MGE3057

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Investigations in Physical Activity 3 (LA)

MPE3056

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Liberal Arts: Work-related Learning

MLA3020

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

75%

0%

25%

Faith, Belonging and Worship in a Multi-Religious World (LA)

MRS3057

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

The Individual in Society and at Work

MLA1003

1

30

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Ireland in Europe: a Study of Contexts and Concepts

MLA1004

1

30

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Global Justice

MLA2010

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Global Justice (European Outreach)

MLA2082

2

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Business Studies and Professional Skills (LA)

MBS1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Business Studies and Employability (LA)

MBS2011

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Business Studies and Employability (European Outreach)

MBS2083

2

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish and Professional Skills (LA)

MCE1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish and Employability (LA)

MCE2011

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish and Employability (European Outreach)

MCE2083

2

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

English and Professional Skills (LA)

MEN1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

English & Employability (LA)

MEN2011

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

English and Employability (European Outreach)

MEN2083

2

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

History and Professional Skills (LA)

MMH1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

History and Employability (LA)

MMH2011

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

History and Employability (European Outreach)

MMH2083

2

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Physical Education and Professional Skills (LA)

MPE1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Physical Education and Employability (LA)

MPE2011

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Physical Education and Employability (European Outreach)

MPE2083

2

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Religious Studies and Professional Skills (LA)

MRS1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Religious Studies and Employability (LA)

MRS2011

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Religious Studies and Employability (European Outreach)

MRS2083

2

10

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

European History 1914-1945

MMH2058

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

European History 1945-89

MMH2059

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

European History 1914-1945 (European Outreach)

MMH2081

2

20

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish History 1845-1939 (LA)

MMH3060

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

British History 1865-1939 (LA)

MMH3061

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

The Northern Ireland Troubles 1964-1998 (LA)

MMH3062

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Researching Global Justice

MLA3013

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

MBS2052 - prerequisite MBS1051 MBS2053 - prerequisite MBS1051 MEN2052 - prerequisite MEN1051 MEN2053 - prerequisite MEN1051 MCE2052 - prerequisite MCE1051 MCE2053 - prerequisite MCE1051 MPE2052 - prerequisite MPE1051 MPE2053 - prerequisite MPE1051 MRS2052 - prerequisite MRS1051 or equivalent MRS2053 - prerequisite MRS1051 or equivalent MBS2080 - prerequisite MBS1001 or MBS1051 MCE2080 - prerequisite MCE1001 or MCE1051 MPE2080 - prerequisite MPE1051 MRS2080 - prerequisite MRS1021, MRS1022, or MRS1051 or equivalent

MCE3056 - prerequisite MCE1051 MEN3056 - prerequisite MEN1051 MMH3062 - prerequisite MMH1056 MPE3056 - prerequisite MPE1051 MRS3057 - prerequisite MRS1051