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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module has two main aims. Firstly, the module aims to assist students in becoming fully autonomous language learners and to enable them to achieve the level of written and oral fluency and cultural awareness that will be required of them in an intercultural workplace at home or abroad. It also aims to further develop the students’ ability to apply a range of transferable skills such as time management, team work, project management, oral presentation skills, and report-writing. Secondly, this module aims to develop students’ knowledge of the social, political, and economic phenomenon of globalisation, and related ethical conflicts. This module will enable the student to understand the complex nature of the economic, social, and political phenomena that underpin our institutions and societies; to recognise, identify, and evaluate ethical conflicts in business; and understand what constitutes ethical and unethical practice. Topics that will be discussed include, amongst others, consumerism, environmental impact, threats to linguistic diversity, sustainable development, and ethical tourism. In order to develop the aforementioned skills, students will learn through peer-teaching methods, Content and Language Integrated (CLIL) teaching, and critical pedagogy.

Learning Outcomes

1. Lead an online peer-teaching session on a topic relating to globalization
2. Produce clear and well-structured self- and peer-assessment texts, demonstrating reflective and critical thinking on the tasks carried out
3. Write a clear and well-structured research proposal
4. Produce a clear and relevant annotated bibliography
5. Carry out a group project on a contemporary ethical issue and present the research orally
6. Demonstrate a good command of the appropriate-level linguistic constructions and vocabulary, allowing gaps to be readily overcome with circumlocutions

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Tutorial20Online tutorials and consultations with instructor.
Directed learning80Keeping an online reflective journal using Loop; online readings, activities, and quizzes
Independent Study80Preparing individual assignments; revision of language and grammar; self-assessment
Group work70Preparation of group projects and presentations; preparation of research proposal, preparation of annotated bibliography.
Total Workload: 250

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

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Reassessment Requirement
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
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