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.
This module introduces learners to the basics of feature writing and the different types of feature articles in newspapers and magazines. Learners explore the more technical aspects of how to structure a feature story and the different writing techniques used by writers to link between sections. The module covers story sourcing, interviewing styles and interviewing for anecdotes and character. Learners examine the business of freelance journalism, the practical elements of running a freelance business and also look at developing their own voice through writing a blog.
upload, and allows the students to experience the media in general, and print media more specifically, in a ‘newsroom’ atmosphere. The particular topics are explored for the structure of language, social
relevance practical usage of the layout programme In Design and teamwork. This module is interactive
and integrative as the topics overlap, creating a broad understanding of various sections of today’s
world and the role print products and online magazines plays in it. This module is a continuation of SubEditing I and deepens the knowledge and practical usage of the design programmes, ensure a skill set
that will lead to employability and understanding of the importance of cross-skilling and staying current.
This module allows learners to develop skills in writing scripts for the screen. In addition, learners will also draw upon and further develop their existing production and post-production skills by developing, producing and completing a short film or other digital media project. Learners will receive tutorials on writing and pitching a script as well as an insight into the professional standards of the industry and an opportunity to work with actors.
Learners will be provided with the knowledge, skills, concepts and tools necessary to understand and respond to the increasingly complex, global, volatile, and dynamic context in which organizational strategy formulation and development take place today. This module will conduct a detailed study of the nature of strategy content and of strategic processes in a variety of settings.
This module develops thematic explorations of magazine construction, for both print and online upload, and allows them to experience the media in General, and print media more specifically, through practical and social aspects of the industry and how it effects social interaction. The particular topics are explored for the structure of language, social relevance practical usage of the layout programme InDesign and team work. This module is interactive and integrative as the topics overlap, creating a broad understanding of various sections of today’s world and the role print products and online magazines play in it.
This module examines, explains and discusses the key academic and popular debates associated with how we think about women’s magazines and sports journalism. It also examines the area of financial journalism and the interpretative and written skills needed for a career in the business press corps.
On completion of the Interpersonal Communications: Group Facilitation and Counselling module, learners will gain an understanding of group facilitation of counselling and explore the core concepts and ideas associated with it. Current theory in these areas will be elaborated upon and their relevance to current practice made explicit. Learners will come to appreciate the professional and ethical issues inherent in the practice of counselling and group facilitation as well as analysing the core principles and values underpinning successful counselling and facilitation work with individuals and groups through classroom activities and the production of written academic tasks.
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.
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 2017: Laura Zaylea, Media Studies & Production
Laura Zaylea is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies and Production. Her creative practice centers on video and text-based new media storytelling. Her recent works include the locative media project Speak2MeInCode (an illicit romance revealed through the guise of a grammar book) and the interactive novel Closer Than Rust (interwoven fictional stories about navigating queer identities in the rural American South). In 2013, Zaylea attended the writing residency In(ter)ventions: Literary Practice at the Edge at the BANFF Center in Alberta, Canada. Her screenplays have been awarded by the Atlanta International Film Festival and the University Film and Video Association. Zaylea’s writing intensive course in Dublin will focus on travel writing and storytelling while also featuring segments on screenwriting and interactive writing for text-based games.