All students will enroll in the key course, Irish Life and Cultures. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the key features of Irish culture and society and the key currents underpinning change in Ireland in the 21st Century. The key course spans the whole academic semester, includes several co-curricular excursions, two weekend study tours, and several guest lectures.
Electives and Internships
All Temple Dublin Fall and Spring students may apply for an internship in Dublin. Internships are organized ahead of time on behalf of the student by the Temple partner in Dublin, FIE (Foundation for International Education). Internships are found each semester within a variety of industry areas, such as advertising, communications, journalism and media, and public relations and marketing.
Internship: ADV 3185 (3 s.h), MSP 4785 (4 s.h.), MSP 4786 (3 s.h.), FMA 3085 (4 s.h), JOURN 3885 (3 s.h.), JOURN 3882 (3 s.h.), STRC 3385 (3 s.h.), STRC 3585 (3 s.h.), STRC 3685 (3 s.h.), THTR 2085 (3 s.h.), or THTR 3082 (3 s.h.)
In order to enhance and contextualize the internship experience, there is an important academic component that runs in conjunction with the placement. Students will follow a primarily online course format in which they work with a faculty member and their peers to reflect upon the experience and exchange ideas. This e-learning will be enhanced with face-to-face contact with the course instructor.Students will be assessed on their ability to engage analytically with the internship experience. Students will be required to write reflective weekly summaries, dialogue with classmates and write a final report that will provide structured expression of student development throughout the process.
By the end of the experience students should be in a position to:
– Exhibit a high degree of understanding of the organization, its culture as well as the sector in which that organization operates.
– Describe and analyze their internship experience and the ways in which they have developed personally and professionally during the program.
– Reflect on their performance in the workplace and areas of strength and weakness.
– Identify their own values, world view and determine possible career paths.
– Engage with intercultural issues which have emerged during that experience and demonstrate a level of cultural competence.
The module will explore voice control, script and running order presentation as well as the writing and technology skills used for broadcast journalism. Finally, learners will consider whether to specialise in print or broadcasting upon graduation and prepare a portfolio for prospective industry employers.
Much has been said about the tradition of storytelling in Ireland. However, storytelling is more than a way of preserving culture or providing entertainment. This course will explore the professional, practical and contemporary applications of storytelling, from crafting a personal creation myth to be used in interviews and presentations to learning how to harness narrative tools for personal and career development. We all need to be part writer/part performer/part editor and the narrative tools explored in this course will improve your ability to connect with an audience, no matter how that audience is defined. Assignments and activities will include spoken, written and digital storytelling. The Irish people and travel will give students an immediate collection of experiences to draw from.
– Master the major elements of story structure.
– Hear great Irish storytellers, read great Irish stories and deconstruct the work to identify the elements of successful stories.
– Learn how to apply storytelling techniques to a range of professional and practical uses.
– Begin to develop a personal voice and the confidence that comes with it.
– Write multiple pieces to improve written communications skills.
– Be immersed in Dublin city life as students and meet people, discover places to serve as subjects for assignments.
– Use digital audio recording and editing tools to capture and craft stories.
Gain confidence speaking/performing in front of a group and/or in public.
This course is designed to offer students an overview of the contemporary cultural landscape in Ireland. Its main objective is to critically examine current Irish cultural and societal preoccupations and to emphasize the relationship between culture, media and the formation of national identity. The primary objective is to provide students with a clearer understanding of the influences that have shaped and formed a dominant socio-cultural system in today’s Ireland.
This course is composed of 3 modules, namely, Irish Culture & Society, Economics, Peace & Conflict Resolution.
One of the key areas the course will address is Ireland’s status as a post-colonial nation. A major outcome is an understanding of social and cultural geographies, including: decolonization and the construction of identity, division and conflict, effects of globalization and the incorporation of multiple identities within present day Ireland. With the Peace Process in Ireland as a case study the course will provide perspectives on Mediating, Interpersonal & Intergroup Conflicts for a Sustainable Peace.
Summer 2016: Joe Glennon, Advertising
Joe Glennon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Advertising, focused on teaching courses in the Copywriting track. He was the faculty director for the SMC Study Away Dublin program in the summer of 2014.
Prior to joining the Temple in 2010, Joe was a brand storyteller and copywriter for Coca-Cola, Microsoft, adidas, Fidelity Investments, Benjamin Moore Paints and many others.
Professor Glennon began his professional writing career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, working with the producers of some of America’s favorite TV comedies in the early 1990s including Cheers, Frasier, Home Improvement and Frasier. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and anticipates receiving his MFA in Creative Writing-Fiction from Temple University in May 2016.