Short Courses Series
The Adult and Continuing Education Office offers a series of short, non-accredited courses in a number of different subject areas. Designed for students with an interest in the subjects on offer, these courses may provide you with an opportunity to meet interesting people to discuss your ideas with, to find out more about your subject areas and also to experience the world of lifelong learning.
Who are the courses for?
These courses are particularly suitable for people who have never had an opportunity to study a particular subject area before or for people who wish to gain a deeper insight into a discipline that already interests them. The short courses are also ideal for someone who is considering higher education as a mature student and wishes to experience learning at an introductory level.
There are no entry requirements for the Short Courses Series.
Part-time, 8 weeks in duration. Classes are 2 hours in duration. The Alexander Technique course is held on Saturdays.
Next start date: The Short Course Series commences in October 2013 - classes commence at 7.30pm
ECTS weighting: NA
Average intake: Unlimited
Closing date: September 2013
NFQ level: NA
The following is a selection of typical courses, the list of courses for 2013 will be available in due course.
Twentieth Century Literature: Reading James Joyce's Ulysses
Introduction to Renewable Energies & Energy Awareness (7.00pm - 9.00pm)
Dutch for Beginners
Russian for Beginners
Brush up your German
Human Development through Lifespan
Film Studies: Introduction to American Cinema
Philosophy I: Introduction to Western Philosophy: Philosophy and the Birth of Ideas
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Genealogy
How does the world look to you?
Twentieth Century Literature: Introduction to Arthur C. Clarke
Loyalty and Rebellion in the Roman Empire
Russian Literature - Russian Emigration Literature
Philosophy II: Contemporary Philosophy: Thinking of Power and the Power of Thought
The Archaeology of Prehistoric Ireland
Two Saturdays in October (10am – 4pm)
The Alexander Technique - Change your Posture - Change your Life
Applications and selections
Requirements and assessment
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €120
Russian for Beginners
I recently undertook the Russian for Beginners short course. It gave me a basic knowledge of spoken Russian for everyday use which was just what I required. The lecturer introduced the Cyrillic alphabet, Russian vocabulary and grammar through a mix of in-class “role play”, reading and general conversation. We got wonderful course notes and some “homework” to be done for each week! The lecturer was excellent, full of enthusiasm, never late nor stinting in her time and helpful to each student. I really enjoyed the learning experience.