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 two Saturdays.
Next start date: 2014 dates to be confirmed. Classes commence at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated
ECTS weighting: NA
Average intake: Unlimited
Closing date: 2014 dates to be confirmed
NFQ level: NA
Short Course titles offered in 2013*
(Please note that courses are run subject to a minimum number of enrolments)
Introduction to European Cinema
Human Development through the Lifespan
Twentieth Century Literature I: Reading James Joyce’s Ulysses
Sense and Stupidity: An Introduction to the Irish Planning System
The Mindful Body: An Introduction to Embodiment Studies
Introduction to Film and Digital Media Literacy
Contemporary Russian Literature
Twentieth Century Literature II: Introduction to W.B. Yeats
Philosophy I: Introduction to Western Philosophy
Using Public Sources and Resources in History
Rome, Byzantium, and Islam AD400-1500
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Genealogy
Introduction to Victorian Women’s Poetry
An Introduction to Google Earth and Geographical Information Systems
Philosophy II: Existentialism, now and then
The Archaeology of Prehistoric Ireland
Two Saturdays in November 2013 (10am-4pm)
The Alexander Technique: Change Your Posture – Change your Life
*Short Courses Series 2014 titles to be listed in autumn 2014
Applications and selections
Applications for the 2014 Short Courses Series are not available at this time, please contact the Programme Administrator for further information.
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.