This course combines Irish Studies with Literature and Music. It provides an integrated interdisciplinary programme of learning for students with a particular interest in modern and contemporary Irish culture.
The literature strand of the program explores Ireland's most accomplished writers in Irish and in English from the nineteenth century to the present, with Irish language material being presented in translation. The music strand provides a historical and theoretical approach to Irish music (and dance) practice during the same period, spanning traditional and popular games.
Foreign language options with this course
There are options to study a language as part of this course. The following option(s) may be selected:
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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Number of Reserved Places: 30 places
PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.
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|Note: Information for 2019 Entry|
|Old Code||New Code||Award Title|
|EMMWD||Multimedia and Web Development|
|DCHSC||5M2009||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|ELESX||5M2073||Language and European Studies|
|ECHSX||5M2154||Cultural and Heritage Studies|
|EASSX||5M2181||Applied Social Studies|
|DCHSX||5M4468||Community Health Services|
|DTXXX||5M5011||Tourism with Business|
|DCXXX||6M2007||Early Childhood Care and Education|
|BITSX||6M5014||International Contact Centre Service|
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
You will develop key proficiencies in critical thinking and independent research and a high level of oral and written presentation skills, precisely the competencies required by employers across a broad range of occupations in the modern workplace, including education, journalism and communications, arts and heritage, publishing and public service.