Learning Opportunities DCU 2020/21

Semester 1 2020/21

DUE TO COVID ALL MODULES WILL BE CONFIRMED AND TIMETABLES ISSUED AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

PLEASE CONTACT US TO ADD YOUR NAME TO THE MAILING LIST FOR INFORMATION UPDATES.

Modules (Audit Programme €100.00) & Credit Bearing Programme (€500.00).

A student card, and DCU email issues with these modules.

If you wish to sit in on a module without completing  exams or assignments it is €100.00 per module

If you wish to take the module for credit and complete the assignments, it is €500 per module

Registration for Modules  Semester 1 and Timetables

WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE SEPTEMBER

If you have any queries please contact:


Ms. Grainne Reddy (grainne.reddy@dcu.ie)

 

 

Love of Lifelong Learning Modules  Now Open to Register

These modules are 6-8 weeks and start in October - all modules will be delivered via Zoom.

There is no student card or DCU email issued with these modules.

Registrations are open for the following Modules at the end of the page:

Beginning Lifewriting €60

We all have a story to tell, a story of growing up in different times, a story of family lore, a
story of becoming who we are today. These stories are often valued by the generations
after us, and once written, become invaluable social and family history.

This module will enable students to reflect on writing about life events and memories, to create timelines and start writing autobiographical stories,

which will be shared with other students, and receive feedback.

Topics covered include:
Time and life stories: Use of timelines in structuring stories;
Place and life stories: Mapping your life, the importance of place in memory;
The cast of characters: The others in your story, ethical issues in life writing. Register here 
 

Genealogy €60

This eight-week course, through lectures and hands-on computer sessions, enables participants to trace their family origins to, at least, the mid the 1800s and most likely to the early 1800s.

The course uses free online resources and publicly available sources in libraries, archives and record offices. The course covers the following topics:Civil Records; Church Records; Census Records; Griffith’s Valuations; Tithe Applotment and Tithe defaulters records; Cemetery Records;Newspaper Archives;

Street Directories; Electoral Registers; Wills; Court and Prison records; Military service; Migration issues; UK and US records; Use of subscription websites.

Apart from the developing research skills in family history research, participants also improve their computing proficiency, through exercises such as: Downloading and using family history software for record-keeping Making full use of DCU’s Virtual Learning Environment, Loop, to access course-related material – lecture notes and other ancillary documents; relevant websites and class announcements – and to participate in class discussions; Developing the skills required to retrieve relevant family-related information using the search engines and information filtering systems on the web sites used in the course.Register here.

An Introduction to Contemporary Irish Writing (€60) 6 weeks

This course will introduce participants to contemporary Irish writing. Members of the School of English, DCU will aim to familiarise participants with the genres of the fiction, poetry, and drama tracking how Irish literature responded to historical and cultural developments in Ireland during this century of transformation. Formal and aesthetic concerns will be considered as well as thematic interpretations of individual texts. Close reading and discussion will be encouraged.
1.    John McGahern, That They May Face the Rising Sun (Derek Hand)
2.    Poetry of Ciaran Carson (Michael Hinds)
3.    Poetry of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ellen Howley)
4.    Kevin Barry, City of Bohane (Jim Shanahan)
5.    Poetry of Eavan Boland (Julie Anne Stevens)
6.    Brian Friel, Faith Healer (Marina Carr)

Hand-outs and selections of poetry will be made available. Date and time to be confirmed. Register here.

AFU Choir (€60 Semester 1)

Meet every Thursday 2pm on Zoom register here

 

All modules must be paid for in advance of starting. Here is the link to the website:https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/afu-programme-semester-1-autumn-2020-oct-dec-tickets-121346383299 

Classes are subject to capacity.