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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Home Economics and Business

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BA (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_FHEBU_8
 
Mode of Delivery:Full Time
 
No. of Semesters:6
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
 
Programme Credits:180
programmeReviewDate:February 2024
Department:TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
 

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) A specialised knowledge of the theory, principles, concepts, methodologies and practical applications associated with Food, Nutrition, Home and Textiles Design, Social Studies, Accounting, Economics, Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Environment.
  (b) Knowledge of the key concepts in the study of education and specifically in the teaching of Home Economics.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) An ability to evaluate current theory and best practice in the fields of Food, Nutrition, Home and Textiles Design, Social Studies, Accounting, Economics, Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Environment and Education through the application of research, exercising critical thinking and problem solving, thus being capable of meeting and exceeding strategic objectives of the business environment.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) The ability to discern and apply a wide range of techniques to the diverse disciplines within this course applicable to the food, nutrition, business and entrepreneurship settings and related industry sectors.
  (b) The skills to critically review the pedagogical approaches applied in the teaching of home economics.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) The ability to analyse situations, solutions and opportunities; apply theory and practical techniques to plan, direct, organise projects, groups or events while meeting the need of the relevant audience and achieving the objectives of the organisation, be it education, business or industry through a leadership role.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The capacity to employ analytical and problem solving skills in a professional and ethical manner in a wide range of contexts, within the areas of education, home economics and business.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) An ability to contribute positively, both autonomously and as a member of a team, and to work ethically and professionally with a capacity for leadership, integrity, and empathy while meeting objectives in given roles within the food, nutrition, broader business environments and in the classroom.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) An ability to identify and address continuous learning requirements at a personal and professional level to update competencies and knowledge. Be able to embrace change, present and future, within the respective sector(s) in which the graduate chooses to specialise.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The ability to articulate their personal motivations through aims and objectives within this diverse range of sectors, which includes Food, Nutrition, Home and Textiles Design, Social Studies, Accounting, Economics, Management, Human Resource Management, Entrepreneurship and Business Environment, Education, at an operational or management capacity.
  (b) An ability to interact and communicate with others in a manner which ethically promotes their own personal interests while encouraging others to succeed and operate to a high ethical and professional standard.
 

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
HOSP6128 CulinaryTechniques&Food Safety
BIOL6027 Biology for Home Economics
FINA7005 Household Finance & Planning
SOCI7018 Family and Social Change
MGMT6059 Introduction to Management
ECON6003 Introduction to Microeconomics

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
FOOD6001 Science of Food and Health
HOSP6129 Principles of Pastry
TEXT6001 Fashion Design & Industry
ARCH6090 Home Design and Management
LEGS6012 Business Law
ACCT6026 Fin Accounting Fundamentals
 

Stage 2 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
EDUC8057 Education Studies
HOSP6130 Food Fundamentals & Processing
BIOL6025 Human Nutrition
LEGS7015 Education,Equality& Family Law
ECON6001 Introduction to Macroeconomics
INFO6033 BIS Management & Applications

Stage 2 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
EDUC8058 Intro to Teaching of Home Ec.
HOSP6131 Food and Nutrition Principles
TEXT7001 Textile & Garment Construction
CIVL7037 Energy Efficient Housing
MGMT7090 People Management Practices
ACCT6027 Mgmt Accounting for Business
 

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
EDUC8059 Teaching Home Ec. in Schools
BIOL7026 Nutrition and Health
MGMT8076 Consumer Studies
SOCI8010 Empowering Families & Children
MGMT8045 Corporate Strategy
MGMT8077 New Enterprise Creation

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Mandatory
Module Code Module Title
FOOD8006 Food Processing for HE
HOSP8016 Product Dev & Sensory Analysis
TEXT8001 Fashion & Pattern Drafting
LEGS8008 Business in the European Union
MGMT8022 Workforce Diversity
Elective
Module Code Module Title
EDUC8060 Prelim. School Placement HE
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

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