Short Title:Applied Sociology 2
Full Title:Applied Sociology 2
Module Code:SOCI H3001
 
Credits: 6
NFQ Level:7
Field of Study:Basic / broad general programmes*
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:Elizabeth Mathews
Module Description:• Emphasise range of sociological perspectives and concepts in relation to areas of Social Care. • Apply these perspectives and concepts to gain greater understanding of issues relevant to client groups.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine key social institutions and entities from a sociological perspective, namely the Mass Media, the Education system and Culture.
LO2 Critically analyse broad issues of inequality from a sociological perspective
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Introduction
Sociology and Social Change. Modernism and Postmodernism.
10.00%
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Education. Educational inequality and disadvantage. Factors contributing to educational inequality. Sociological accounts of educational inequality. Bourdieu and cultural capital. Case studies on marginalised groups: Working class young people, Travellers, Refugees/Asylum Seekers, People in Residential Care, People with Disabilities
30.00%
Sociology of the Mass Media
Functionalist, Marxist, Feminist understandings of mass media. Ownership and control. Representation and stereotyping in the media. Content analysis as research method. Case Study: The Celluloid Closet
30.00%
Multi-cultural Society
Culture as a social construct. The social impact of multi-culturalism and globalization. Race as a Social Construct. Majority-Minority relations in society. Theoretical explanations for Majority-Minority relations (Consensus and Conflict approaches). Case Studies: Hutu/Tutsi conflict in Rwanda.
30.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project No Description   50.00 Sem 1 End
Continuous Assessment n/a   50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Tovey, H, Share, P.& Corcoran M. 2007, A Sociology of Ireland, Gill and Macmillan
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lynch, K. & Lodge, A. 2002, Equality and power in schools: redistribution, recognition, and representation, Routledge London
  • Farley, J 2009, Majority-Minority Relations, Pearson Education Canada
  • Giddens, A 2001, Sociology, Polity Press
Required Article/Paper Resources
  • Smedley, A & Smedley, B.D. 2005, Race as Biology Is Fiction, Racism as a Social Problem is Real, American Psychologist, 60: 1, 16-26
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSOCA_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Social Care Practice 6 Mandatory