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Many of the managerial decisions taken in modern business organisations and financial institutions require a good understanding of the global economic environment. Studying economics will develop habits of rigorous thought, the application of quantitative tools, and practice in clear writing. Economists engage the world of current affairs.

Studying economics includes learning to use statistics and to read critically. Economics majors are interesting people both because of their skills and because they can explain why economic phenomena occur and how economic performance might improve. The study of economics is an excellent way to acquire problem-solving skills and develop a logical, ordered way of looking at issues.


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The English programme at UL will enable you to develop critical and analytical skills through an appreciation of the English language and its literature, as well as through the study of the social, cultural and historical contexts in which that literature was produced. You will learn about literary analysis, literary history from the 16th century to the contemporary world. You can choose electives to suit your own interests, in Irish, British, American, and World literatures, and in women’s writing.


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French can be studied in the University of Limerick at advanced level. You will learn about French society, literature and culture as well as improving your language skills. You will use a wide range of materials to aid your study, including textbooks, newspapers, film, radio, TV and Internet. All French modules are taught through the medium of French.


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Mar chuid de do chúrsa Gaeilge, déanfaidh tú staidéar ar ghramadach agus ar chruinneas na Gaeilge (idir scríobh agus labhairt), agus déanfaidh tú staidéar ar an litríocht, ar an gcultúr béil, agus ar an tsochtheangeolaíocht, trína bhforbrófar do scileanna machnaimh, anailíse, agus áitimh.

Freastlóidh tú ar ranganna teagaisc a dhíríonn go speisialta ar chúrsaí teanga, ar an ngramadach, ar labhairt na Gaeilge agus ar an aistriúchán; freastlóidh tú ar léachtaí a bhainfidh le réimse leathan ábhar laistigh de Léann na Gaeilge, mar shampla, dírbheathaisnéis na Gaeilge, traidisiún na scéalaíochta, na scéalta gaisce, na seanscéalta iontais, an caoineadh, traidisiún na hamhránaíochta, Nualitríocht na Gaeilge idir phrós agus fhilíocht, litríocht na Gaeilge 17ú haois – 19ú haois, scéalaíocht Chéitinn, an phleanáil teanga, an chanúineolaíocht, an tsochtheangeolaíocht.


 

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