On Summer in Ireland, you’ll take one course in literature, culture, film, sociology, law or engineering at the University of Limerick, which has quickly gained a reputation among its peers for its innovative courses and high academic standards. The University is also home to some fine collections of Irish art, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Irish World Music Center.
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All courses are taught by University of Limerick faculty and are worth 3 UL credits, and you will enroll in one course. These courses will be offered in the Summer of 2014:
Irish Life and Literature
Of interest to students of literature, history, folklore, cultural studies, and liberal arts. It has 3 strands: Modern Ireland, Irish Literature in English, and Traditional Irish Culture.
Visual Culture in Ireland 1400–1950
For students of history, art history, art, and film studies, this course covers the development of Irish and European art from the medieval to the modern.
Screening Ireland: Ireland in Film and Television
For students of media and communications studies, film, cultural studies, anthropology, linguistic anthropology, linguistics, and sociology. Topics include Film Techniques and The Grammar of Cinema, Stereotypes and Convenctions, Cinema and Irish Society, Depictions of "The Troubles" in Cinema, and more.
Sociological Perspectives on Irish Society
For students of sociology, social anthropology, social policy, and cultural studies. Topics include Social Exclusion, Inequalities, and Representations.
Ireland's Myths and Legends
For students of humanities, cultural and global studies, and literature lovers, this course delves deep into Ireland's myths and legends. Study the importance of Irish mythology and gain an appreciation for Ireland's storytelling cutlure.
Law in Ireland
A concise but comprehensive overview of the Irish legal system, this will be of particular interest to social science, politics, and prelaw students. The School is divided into 4 sections: the institutions of the Irish state; Irish and European law; criminal law; and law-making and/or legal practice in Ireland. There will be a visit to the Irish Parliament.
The short-story has a significant place in Irish literary tradition and this course permits students to master the art of creative writing through lectures, workshops, and regular writing activities. An experienced storyteller will also channel student’s creative abilities in developing their short-story writing skills.
Technical Communication for Engineers
This course will develop non-technical skills important to every engineer. Through the use of a research project, the course aims to encourage a spirit of research and self-study using sustainable design and Life Cycle Analysis. Your project will also give you confidence in your oral presentation skills. Another aspect of the course is to ensure more technical aspects of Engineering communication are covered: the proper use of Engineering units and communication of designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD).