Study Abroad in Limerick, Ireland

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Study Abroad in Limerick: Courses

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All courses are taught in English. Recommended credits are shown in parentheses. Choose one course.

Courses may change at the discretion of the University of Limerick. Some courses may require an additional fee for field trips.


Students must choose one of the following courses, each of which meets for a total of 45 hours. A minimum enrollment of 10 students is required to confirm each course.

Literature/Social History 331/HU5000 (3)  | Irish Life and Literature

Comprises three linked streams that analyze and contextualize the culture, history and traditions of modern Ireland. The first stream utilizes an autobiographical approach to examine the distinctive features of Irish writing in English. This in-depth assessment of writers and their work is complemented by the second stream, entitled ‘Ireland during the 19th and 20th centuries’, which surveys the most important social, political and economic developments of the period. The final stream will concentrate on Ireland’s traditional culture with particular reference to folklore, music and song.

Theater 320/HU5043 (3)  | Modern Irish Theater 

A survey of Irish theater from the beginning of the Irish Literary Theater in 1899, to 1999. Playwrights examined will include Yeats, Lady Gregory, Synge, O’Casey, Behan, Beckett, Friel, McPherson, Carr and McDonagh. This course will provide an introduction to Irish drama in the 20th century as well as explore the relationship of Irish nationalism and Irish theater. As part of this program students will attend professional theater productions in Dublin and Galway as well as visit historical literary sites. 

SS1234 (3)  | Taking Action: Campaigning for Social Justice

This module has been developed for the Study Abroad summer school and it offers opportunities to explore a range of global issues of interest and concern in areas including climate change, migration, social inclusion, and well-being and mental health, and to develop knowledge and strategies in relating to social media campaigning. This is with a view to raising critical awareness of these issues and providing practical training in relation to the skills and tools needed to build a related social media campaign.

SS5678 (3)  | Irish Traditions, Folklore and Culture

This module interweaves Irish traditions, folklore and culture to give students an opportunity to raise their awareness and knowledge of the three themes. It will also enable students to have a broader understanding of life in Ireland and their learning/living environment. Students will be able to participate in visits to various iconic destinations and immerse themselves in an Irish cultural experience


This course is offered by the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick. KBS recently gained AACSB accreditation and is one of Ireland’s leading business schools offering a wide range of business and management education.

Finance/FI4000 (3)  | International Financial Markets and Trading 

Introduces students to international financial markets with an emphasis on the investment decision process as framed by behavioral finance. Students will experience active investment trading using the bespoke KBS Trading Floor. Using software on the Trading Floor, they will develop an appreciation of key financial and economic data, reflect on the importance of individual and corporate responsibility and have the opportunity to gain Bloomberg Certification, a qualification which is internationally recognized. The module is delivered through workshops, lectures and time on the Trading Floor. Students will experience a commanding view of the global financial area using real time trading and investment software. The practical investment aspects will be supported by an overview of the changing landscape of international financial markets and institutions, with an emphasis on behavioral finance, ethical finance and responsible business. Topics may include: behavioral finance and human judgement; ethical investment choices; market risk; financial deregulation; compliance and governance. 


This program is offered by the Department of Nursing and Midwifery which is part of the Faculty of Education and Health Sciences (EHS). The department provides a rich, collaborative and engaging learning environment, which supports students’ personal, professional and academic developments. The department also supports learning and research for the purpose of shaping health care delivery and influencing health policy and practice.

Health Care/NM4001 (3)  | Developing Self as a Health Care Practitioner 

This module explores the psychological, sociological, cultural and spiritual elements towards personal development of a health care practitioner. The course attracts participants of all ages and from a variety of health care backgrounds such as psychology, clinical therapy, medicine, etc. with a goal of developing and transforming themselves as professionals, within the complexity of contemporary health care practice. This module provides opportunities for participants to draw upon their individual experiences and beliefs and values underpinning health care delivery and to strategize individual and collaborative approaches within contemporary health care practice. Interactive learning environments including classroom dialogue, cultural heritage excursions and a program of clinical site visits will give students context and real life experience of the health care system in Ireland. 


Law 341/LA4000 (3) | Terrorism, Crime and Justice

Terrorism undoubtedly represents one of the most challenging international crimes in contemporary times. The exponential growth of terror cells and sophisticated international criminal networks is recognized as one of the defining features of the 21st century thus far. In light of these developments, this course will introduce students to the criminal justice system and theories relating to crime and terrorism. Students will learn about the practical operation of the criminal justice system, as well as being introduced to theoretical perspectives on criminal justice, including criminological and penological theories. In particular, drawing on the Irish experience, students will be provided with an insight into trends and theories on terrorism.


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