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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Contemporary Irish Society
Module Code LC303
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Qi Zhang
Semester 2: Qi Zhang
Autumn: Qi Zhang
Module TeachersCris Guntin
Olga Springer
Qi Zhang
Lucia Pintado
Inmaculada Gomez Soler
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 50
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework is determined by the requirements of the modules which are being taken at the partner university and may include examinations, assignments or projects. Resit opportunities are therefore determined by arrangements at individual partner universities and/ or the availability or otherwise of an equivalent resit in SALIS. Programme Regulations apply in this regard.

Year 3 of the ALTS and BAJ programme provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the relevant target language and culture. Students attend partner universities in China, Europe, Japan or Mexico for a full academic year. The selected modules are compatible with the student’s chosen language pathway and specialism. Modules can be drawn from the wide range of modules offered in partner universities and are selected according to certain established criteria. Modules focussing on the target language are delivered and assessed through that language. Modules focussing on the second language (where applicable) are delivered and assessed through that language. Module choices and the student’s overall number of hours/ credits are approved by the Year Abroad Coordinator and recorded in a Learning Agreement. This module is taken together with LC305 (10 credits) OR relevant module(s) from Fiontar (10 credits).

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate substantial progress in their use and understanding of the target language and increased confidence as an advanced student of that language.
2. Recognise, explain and use effectively a broad variety of linguistic features in a range of different contexts.
3. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the target culture; its history, literature and politics.
4. Demonstrate a complex understanding of intercultural issues as they relate to familiar cultures and the target culture.
5. Articulate responses to intercultural and linguistic issues as they relate to familiar cultures and the target culture and ground these in both experience and theory.
6. Describe and compare additional perspectives on Translation Studies/ Language Studies/ Intercultural Studies/ or other relevant disciplines.
7. Demonstrate continued progress in the second language (where appropriate).

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion999.99This is determined by the requirements of the modules taken at the partner university and at DCU.
Total Workload: 999.99

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

Advanced receptive and productive language skills

Advanced language awareness

Advanced cultural and intercultural awareness

Social/ cultural/ political themes

Application of Translation and/ or Intercultural theories in various contexts

Information retrieval and research skills

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentCourse work (examinations, assessments, projects, etc.)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
    ALTSYABA in Applied Lang & Translation Studie
    BAJIIBachelor of Arts (BAJII)
    BAJLIBachelor of Arts (BAJLI)
    BAJMIBachelor of Arts (BAJMI)
    Date of Last Revision03-NOV-09

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