Courses

American College Delaware offers a range of the courses and programmes provided at American College Dublin and, as both entities are constituent colleges of Irish American University, there are opportunities to transfer credit between the courses and programmes taught at the Delaware and Dublin campuses.

Each summer American College Delaware runs a six-credit general education programme which provides students with an introduction to the United States’ history, arts, politics, commerce and society. The programme has been attended by American College Dublin students, but is open to any student who requires general education credit. Delivered in an intensive format over four weeks (four hours a day, three days a week, plus one full day each week), the programme makes extensive use of American College Delaware’s location at the heart of the eastern seaboard, with each morning’s classroom lecture followed by a field trip to a relevant site. Full-day field trips take place to New York City (economy and society), Washington DC (politics; the last two summer sessions have included personal tours of The White House), the Amish and Mennonite settlements of Lancaster County (religion in the New World) and Atlantic City (recreation and entertainment). Trips taken on a half-day basis include Delaware’s colonial capital New Castle, the Hagley Museum (recounting the history of the DuPont company), Nemours Mansion and Winterthur, Brandywine battlefield, Baltimore Inner Harbor, Gettysburg, Philadelphia’s historic centre (two visits), attendance at local musical or theatrical events and attendance at a major league baseball game in Philadelphia or Baltimore.

There are many internship and career development opportunities for students and graduates in Delaware, with such companies as E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Company, Astra Zeneca, Guardian Life Insurance company, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase & Co., MTM technologies, Pitney Bowes, Accenture, Amazon, represented in the north of the state and a variety of hospitality and recreation enterprises locally and not far away in the Delaware beaches and Jersey shore areas.