First Year consists of core modules to the value of 50 credits and elective modules to the value of 10 credits. To be admitted to the First University Examination in Government, a student must have satisfactorily attended, for at least a full academic year, modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

Students select modules to the value of 50 credits from the following:

  • GV1202 Politics of the European Union (5 credits)
  • GV1204 Democracy, Ideology and Utopia (5 credits)
  • GV1207 Politics and Government in Ireland (5 credits)
  • GV1215 Local Government and Politics of Ireland (5 credits)
  • GV1216 Analytical Thinking Skills in Political Science (5 credits)
  • GV1217 Introduction to Political Science (5 credits)
  • GV1218 International Politics (5 credits)
  • LW1316 Public Law (5 credits) 
  • MG1010 Public and Private Management (5 credits)
  • SS1302 Social Policy Analysis (5 credits)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

GV1202 - Politics of the European Union

GV1204 - Democracy, Ideology and Utopia

GV1215 - Local Government and Politics of Ireland

GV1207 - Politics and Government of Ireland

GV1216 - Analytical Thinking Skills in Political Science

MG1010 - Public and Private Management

GV1217 - Introduction to Political Science

SS1302 - Social Policy Analysis

LW1316 - Public Law

GV1218 - International Politics 

Elective Modules

Students select modules to the value of 10 credits from the following:

  • AC1113 Principles of Accounting (5 credits)
  • CH1001 Chinese Language (Mandarin) I (10 credits)
  • EC1203 Macroeconomic Context and Business (5 credits)
  • FR1105 Threshold French (5 credits) plus
  • FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I (5 credits)
  • GA1002 Ceart na Gaeilge idir Scríobh agus Labhairt (10 credits)
  • GE0003 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 1 (5 credits) 
  • GE0004 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 2 (5 credits) 
  • GE0005 German Language (Intermediate Level B1, Pt 1) (5 credits) 
  • GE0008 German Language (Intermediate Level B1, Pt 2) (5 credits)
  • GV1400 Local Development and Public Health (5 credits)
  • HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits) 
  • HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver Level) (10 credits)
  • IS1106 Introduction to Information Systems (5 credits)
  • IS1107 Information Systems for the Networked Enterprise (5 credits) 
  • IT1109 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits) 

Second Year - Second University Examination in Government

No student may register for the Second Year programme of study until the First University Examination in Government has been passed. Second Year consists of core modules to the value of 50 credits, and elective modules to the value of 10 credits. To be admitted to the Second University Examination in Government, a student must have satisfactorily attended, for at least a full academic year, modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules

Students select modules to the value of 50 credits from the following:

  • EC1202 Business Economics I (5 credits) 
  • GV2230 Public Management Concepts (5 credits) 
  • GV2231 Public Management in Practice (5 credits) 
  • GV2232 Quantitative Methods for Political Science (5 credits) 
  • GV2233 Qualitative Methods for Political Science (5 credits)  
  • GV2235 Policy Making in the European Union (5 credits)
  • GV2240 International Security (5 credits)
  • LW2002 Public Law II (5 credits)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

EC1202 - Economic Reasoning for Business

GV2231 - Public Management in Practice

GV2230 - Public Management Concepts

GV2233 - Qualitative Methods for Political Science

GV2232 - Quantitative Methods for Political Science

GV2235 - Policy Making in the European Union

GV2240 - International Security

LW2002 - Public Law II

Elective Modules

Students select modules to the value of 10 credits from the following:

  • CH1001Chinese Language (Mandarin) 1 (10 credits)
  • CH2000 An Introduction to Business in China (10 credits)
  • CH2107 Chinese Language (Mandarin) 2 (10 credits) 
  • EH2008 Introduction to Theories and Practices of Health Promotion (5 credits)
  • EH2009 Public Health Issues (5 credits)
  • FE2201 International Food Policy (5 credits) 
  • GV2229 Citizen Participation (5 credits) 
  • LW2100 Constitutional and Institutional law of the European Union (5 credits) 
  • LW2102 Economic Law of the European Union (5 credits)
  • SS3009 Communities, Activism and Development (5 credits) 
  • SS3011 Youth Policy and Practice (5 credits)

either

  • FR1105 Threshold French (5 credits) 

plus FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I (5 credits)

OR

  • FR2105 Towards Vantage French (5 credits) 

plus FR2107 French for Reading Purposes II (5 credits)

  • GA1002 Ceart na Gaeilge idir Scríobh agus Labhairt (10 credits) 
  • GA2001 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge I (10 credits) 
  • GE0003 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 1 (5 credits) 
  • GE0004 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 2 (5 credits) 
  • GE0005 German Language (Intermediate Level B1, Pt 1) (5 credits) 
  • GE0008 German Language (Intermediate Level B1, Pt 2) (5 credits) 
  • HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits)
  • HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver Level) (10 credits) 
  • IT1109 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits) 
  • IT2101 Intermediate Italian Language (10 credits)

Third Year consists of core modules to the value of 20 credits, elective modules to the value of 30 credits and a Work Placement module to the value of 10 credits.

Note: The Third University Examination in Government will be undertaken in March to allow students undertake Work Placement (GV3102).

Core Modules:

Students select modules to the value of 20 credits from the following: 

GV3210 Conflict and Conflict Resolution (5 credits)

GV3212 Political Economy 1 (5 credits)

GV3215 Politics of the United States of America (5 credits)

GV3217 Political Economy 2 (5 credits)

GV3208 Ellections and Voting (5 credits)

GV3220 Chinese Politics (5 credits)*

*Students who took GV2239 in 2015/16 are not eligble to register for this module and must instead take another module from the list of electives below.

 

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

GV3210 - Conflict and Conflict Resolution

GV3217 - Political Economy - Finance

GV3212 - Political Economy - Trade

GV3220 - Chinese Politics

GV3208 - Elections and Voting

 

GV3215 - Politics of the United States of America

 

Elective Modules:

Students select modules to the value of 30 credits from the following:

EC2212 Business Cycles and Macroeconomic Policy Debates (5 credits)

EC2213 Growth and Development in the Global Economy (5 credits)

FE3010 Gender and Development (5 credits)

FE3014 Concepts of Development (5 credits)

GV3206 Politics in Northern Ireland (5 credits)

GV3216 Contemporary Ecological and Anti-Capitalist Politics (5 credits)

GV2225 International Relations of Asia (5 credits)

GV3408 The Irish Planning System (5 credits)

MG1003 Introduction to Marketing (5 credits) 

MG2902 Market Research (5 credits)

MG3012 Enterprise and Innovation (5 credits)

PA3204 Policy Issues in Social Markets (5 credits)

SC3004 The Sociology of Community (5 credits)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

FE3014 - Concepts of Development

FE3010 - Gender and Development

GV3216 - Contemporary Ecological & Anti-Capitalist Politics

GV3206 - Politics in Northern Ireland

GV3408 - The Irish Planning System

GV2225 - International Relations of Asia

MG1003 - Introduction to Marketing

EC2213 - Growth & Development in Global Economy

MG2902 - Market Research

PA3204 - Policy Issues in Social Markets

MG3012 - Enterprise and Innovation

PA3204 - Policy Issues in Social Markets

SC3004 - The Sociology of Community

 

EC2212 - Business Cycles & Macro Policy Debates

 

 

OR modules to the value of 20 credits from the above list of electives and language modules to the value of 10 credits from the following:

CH3020 Chinese Language (Mandarin) Level 2.5 (5 credits)
GE0100 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 1 (5 credits)
GE0103 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 2 (5 credits)
GE0104 German Language (Intermediate Level B1) Pt 1 (5 credits)
GE0105 German Language (Intermediate Level B1) Pt 2 (5 credits) 

*Students may not select a language module where there is a timetable clash with core modules, or which has already been taken at the same level in a previous year.

 

Albany Pathway students take modules to the value of 30 credits in Semester 1 (15 credits of core modules and 15 credits from elective modules) and 20 credits in Semester 2 in the College of St. Rose plus the Work Placement module to the value of 10 credits.

Note: For Albany Pathway students the Third University Examination in Government will be undertaken in December (or through continuous assessment in Semester 1) to allow students undertake Work Placement (GV3401) and GV3402 (20 credits) at St Rose College, Albany.

Albany Pathway - Core Modules

GV3210 Conflict and Conflict Resolution (5 credits)
GV3212 Political Economy - Trade (5 credits)
MG1003 
Introduction to Marketing (5 credits)

Albany Pathway - Elective Modules

Students select modules to the value of 15 credits from the following (students can only select elective modules taught in Semester 1):

FE3014 Concepts of Development (5 credits)
GV3215
 Politics of the United States of America (5 credits)
GV3408
 The Irish Planning System (5 credits) 

MG2902 Market Research (5 credits)
MG3012 Enterprise and Innovation (5 credits)
SC3004 The Sociology of Community (5 credits)

EC2212 Business Cycles and Macroeconomic Policy Debates (5 credits)

Albany Pathway – College of St. Rose

GV3401 Government Placement New York State Assembly (10 credits)
GV3402
US State Government and Legislative Studies (20 credits)

Work Placement - GV3102
After the Third University Examination, students must also undertake a 14-week period of work placement (GV3102 - 10 credits). The Placement module shall be assessed on a pass/fail basis, and must be passed in order to graduate with Honours. Attaining the requisite competencies standard shall be considered a pass; failure to meet the requisite competencies standard shall be considered a fail. (Full details of the placement are contained in "Placement Policy and Procedures for the BSc (Hons) in Government" which is available, on request, from the Department of Government and/or the School of Business.)

Study Year Abroad
Students may, on the approval of the BSc Government Board of Studies, spend third year pursuing an approved programme of study in a university outside of Ireland. Programmes taken will be validated by the host institution. Students will be asked to complete a workload either (a) broadly equivalent to 60 ECTS credits at the host institution or (b) broadly equivalent to 50 ECTS at the host institution together with GV3102 Work Placement. The workload should be at a broadly equivalent level to the UCC BSc Government III. 

In Fourth Year, students take modules to the value of 60 credits. At least 40 credits of GV modules must be taken which includes 20 credits of core modules plus a minimum of 20 credits of GV electives.

Core Modules – 20 credits

  • GV4202 Government Research Dissertation (10 credits)
  • GV4414 Contemporary Debates in Ireland (5 credits)
  • GV4415 Contemporary Debates in the EU (5 credits)
Semester 1 Semester 2
GV4202 - Government Research Dissertation

GV4414 - Contemporary Debates in Ireland GV4415 - Contemporary Debates in the EU

 

Elective Modules - 40 credits

  • GV4102 Gender Perspectives on Politics (5 credits) 
  • GV4401 Global Governance 1 (5 credits) 
  • GV4402 Global Governance 2 (5 credits) 
  • GV4409 Political Ideologies and Social Change (5 credits) 
  • GV4410 Democracy: Theories and Innovations (5 credits) 
  • GV4412 Public Finance - Taxation (5 credits) 
  • GV4413 Public Finance - Public Expenditure (5 credits)

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

GV4401 - Global Governance 1

GV4402 - Global Governance 2

GV4409 - Political Ideologies and Social Change

GV4410 - Democracy: Theories and Innovations

GV4412 - Public Finance - Taxation

GV4413 - Public Finance - Public Expenditure

 

GV4102 - Gender Perspectives on Politics

 

  • CH1001 Chinese Language (Mandarin) I (10 credits)
  • CH3000 Chinese Language (Mandarin) 3 (10 credits)
  • EC3127 Economics and the Labour Market
  • EC3129 Health Economics: The Role of the Market
  • EC3135 Health Economics: The Role of Public Policy
  • EC3156 Environmental Economics: The Problem of Climate Change
  • EH4004 Introduction to Promoting Health with Communities (5 credits)
  • EH4005 Health Services (5 credits)
  • EH4009 Global Health and Development (5 credits)
  • FE4414 Co-operative Banking (5 credits)
  • FE4504 Methodologies of Local-Level Development Planning (5 credits) 
  • MG2001 People and Organisation (5 credits) 
  • MG3019 Business Ethics (5 credits) 
  • SC2004 Political Sociology (5 credits)
  • SC3029 Sociology of the Environment (5 credits)

either

  • FR1105 Threshold French (5 credits) plus
  • FR1107 French for Reading Purposes I (5 credits)

OR

  • FR2105 Towards Vantage French (5 credits) plus 
  • FR2107 French for Reading Purposes II (5 credits)

 

  • GA1002 Ceart na Gaeilge idir Scríobh agus Labhairt (10 credits) 
  • GA2001 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge I (10 credits) 
  • GA3001 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge (10 credits) 
  • GE0003 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 1 (5 credits) 
  • GE0004 German Language (Beginner Level A1) Part 2 (5 credits)
  • GE0005 German Language (Intermediate Level B1, Pt 1) (5 credits) 
  • GE0008 German Language (Intermediate Level B1, Pt 2) (5 credits)
  • HS0028 Spanish Language (Beginner Level) (10 credits) 
  • HS0128 Spanish Language (Improver Level) (10 credits) 
  • IT1109 Introduction to Written and Spoken Italian (10 credits) 
  • IT2101 Intermediate Italian Language (10 credits)
  • IT3101 Advanced Italian Language (10 credits)
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