Fall Semester

Application deadline: March 15th 2024

Term overview

Experience the festive cheer and seasonal delights of Fall in Dingle! With the town moving from the hustle and bustle of late August into the cozier atmosphere of autumn and early winter, you will get to know your neighbors and business providers like a real local.

While taking in the beauty of the Irish coastline during its seasonal shift, you will also get to experience Dingle’s busiest time for arts and culture. Sample the local foods and crafts on offer at the Dingle Food Festival in early October; partake in the workshops, talks, and screenings of the Dingle Literary Festival throughout November, and cap it off with the internationally renowned Other Voices Music Festival in early December!

Ireland stays green throughout the fall season, with temperatures ranging from the 60s at the beginning of the semester to generally no lower than the 40s by its end. Students get to do amazing outdoor activities like surfing, horseback riding, and kayaking, travel to Cork and London on weekends away (all covered by the program fee!), and enjoy plenty of downtime to soak up the local culture. Check out the Activities section for more information.

Courses

BI 206/208 – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I, LECTURE & LAB
 
 
DESCRIPTION

Lecture on the investigation of the tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. This section is for students interested in athletic training, exercise science, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or physician assistant programs. 

Laboratory involves the investigation of the tissues, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

This course does not count as a Biology elective in the major or minor.

 
FACULTY
John O’Connor M.Sc
CIT 201 – CATHOLIC INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS
 
 
DESCRIPTION

CIT is Sacred Heart University’s academic signature core. It provide students with an interdisciplinary, foundational understanding of the Catholic intellectual tradition from the classical to the contemporary periods. Using seminar pedagogy, it gives students an understanding of the roots and development of the Catholic intellectual tradition as an ongoing, 2,000-year conversation between the Catholic community of thinkers, writers, artists and the cultures in which they have lived, asking fundamental questions about God, humanity, society, and nature.

In addition, it introduces students to fundamental claims of the Catholic Intellectual Tradition; enable students to understand that Tradition as characterized by open, rigorous intellectual inquiry in the context of a faith tradition; engage students and faculty in seminar discussion; and enable students to see the value of this Tradition in the contemporary world help develop students’ reading, writing, and speaking skills.

 

FACULTY
Billy MagFhloin Ph.D.
CH 151/153 – GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1, LECTURE & LAB
 
 DESCRIPTION

151 lectures explore modern theories of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding and periodic relations, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, states of matter, and solutions.

 

The lab section illustrates basic concepts presented in CH 151. Experiments include qualitative analysis of cations and anions, chromatography, synthesis, and FT-IR.

 
FACULTY
Colm Ó Coileáin Ph.D.
EX 280 – COACHING METHODS
 
 
DESCRIPTION

This course investigates effective coaching methods from a physiologic, psychological, and administrative framework. Students will be guided through an analysis of contemporary research and critical evaluation of current practices resulting in the development of an applied personal coaching methodology. In the process, this course addresses the promotion of interpersonal skills and the understanding of individual differences as they relate to effective sport coaching practice.

 
FACULTY
Michael Geaney M.Sc
HS 308 – FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION
 
DESCRIPTION

This course presents the fundamental scientific principles of human nutrition. Students will learn the components of a healthy diet, understand the major nutrition problems that affect individuals and populations throughout the life cycle, and understand the scientific basis for nutritional recommendations for health and to prevent disease.

 
FACULTY
John O’Connor M.Sc
MA 131 – STATISTICS FOR DECISION MAKING
 
 
DESCRIPTION

This course is geared toward liberal arts, science, business, and health science majors.” It introduces descriptive statistics, probability distributions (both discrete and normal), confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and correlation. Real-world applications are offered throughout for a more practical understanding of statistics use.

 
FACULTY
Colm Ó Coileáin Ph.D.
MU 106 – INTRODUCTION TO IRISH MUSIC
 
 
DESCRIPTION

course provides students with a thorough overview of traditional Irish music, song and dance from their earliest references right up to today’s influence on the world music stage. Aural, as well as some basic traditional musicianship skills, will be developed over the course. Students will experience firsthand the Irish music scene locally.

Attendance at sessions and “céilís” will enable them to savor Traditional music in its natural social setting. The course will study the history and development of the tradition, while also ensuring the students gain a deeper understanding of this tradition by learning some practical skills.

 
FACULTY
Niamh Varian Barry MA
PS 295 – HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY
 
DESCRIPTION

Health Psychology focuses on the relationship between attitudes and personality factors and health. Emphasis is on stress management and behavioral change methods for health improvement and maintenance.

 

FACULTY
Jackie Ruttledge MA

 

TRS 271 – CELTIC RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
 
 
DESCRIPTION

Study the ancient religion of Ireland, of gods and goddesses, ancestors and rituals, holy places and sacred rulers. Learn about the Celtic origins of Halloween, and the great seasonal festivals of the druids. Walk through the landscape and discover traditions and customs from ancient times that are reflected in the modern world, through myth, place names and customs.

 
FACULTY
Billy MagFhloin Ph.D.

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