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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Year Abroad Coursework - INTB
Module Code LC330A
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Qi Zhang
Semester 2: Qi Zhang
Autumn: Qi Zhang
Module TeachersOlga Springer
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 45
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module recognises the period of study abroad undertaken by students on the Business Studies International programme. Students take 45 credits of language, cultural and business modules in our partner universities in China and Japan. These are examined and assessed by our partner institutions under our Socrates/Erasmus/other international agreements. Students must seek advance approval from their coordinators for the modules which they wish to take. This is formalised through the completion of Learning Agreements. LC330A is the module code used for administrative convenience to capture the pass/fail overall result for the 45-credit component of the year abroad.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate substantial progress in their use and understanding of the target language and increased confidence in their language proficiency.
2. Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of business and general economic issues in their host country.
3. Achieve the learning outcomes of the specific modules undertaken in the host University.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion999The breakdown of workload is very different in different partner universities, however students should expect to spend 25 hours for each ECTS credit or equivalent.
Total Workload: 999

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

A minimum of 10 credits of language classes at CEFR B1 (or equivalent) or above.

Business (target language)
A minimum of 15 credits should be business through the target language.

10 credits may be business through the target language; cultural modules through the TL or target-language classes.

Business modules taught through English
If available, students may take a maximum of 10 credits business modules through English. In this instance, the module cannot be the same or similar to a module studied in DCU.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Written ExamAssessments set by partner universities for various modules taken by exchange students.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

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    INTBBachelor Business Studies International

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