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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Year Abroad
Module Code LC313
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Martin Toal
Semester 2: Martin Toal
Autumn: Martin Toal
Module TeachersEmer Ni Bhradaigh
Martin Toal
Tamara Kolaric
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 55
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

CCSYA3 (Contemporary Culture and Society Year Abroad Three) allows students to experience another culture and a new study experience. Students attend partner universities abroad where they attend approved modules delivered through the medium of English. Where a student has sufficient competence in the language of the host country they can undertake modules in that language. It is expected that students select at least one language-learning module -where available- in order to facilitate learning the language of the host country and fuller integration. Modules can be drawn from a range of modules compatible with the BACCS programme, but subject at all times to prior approval by the coordinator.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate increased understanding in areas such as sociology, media studies, migration, multiculturalism, globalization, politics and gender.
2. Acquire broader perspectives in relation to the central strands of Interculturalism and Language, Contemporary Society and Internationalisation and Media and Society.
3. Appraise their own culture and values more objectively through self-reflection in the light of their exposure to another culture
4. Plan and manage a programme of study in a more informed and independent way in another academic and cultural context.
5. Demonstrate an increased sensitivity to issues such as multiculturalism and cultural marginalisation and the centrality of language in communication.
6. Demonstrate a familiarity with and an understanding of the culture, politics, structures, and history of the host country.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study900No Description
Assignment Completion475No Description
Total Workload: 1375

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
ParticipationThe assessment for this module is essentially the accumulation of all the modules and extra-curricular learning which the student has successfully completed in the host country. These should amount to the equivalent of 55ECTS credits. The remaining 5 credits required to secure 60 ECTS credits are linked with a separate online module.100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    BSSCIIBA Social Sciences & Cultural Innovation

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