Short Title:European Cultural Sociology 4
Full Title:European Cultural Sociology 4
Module Code:ESOC H2007
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:MAIREAD POWER
Module Description:The aim of this module is to familiarize students with important aspects of contemporary French, German and Spanish society, which will enable them to recognize and discuss key political, social and cultural aspects of these societies.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Examine the question of identity, ethnicity and multiculturalism in France, Germany, and Spain
LO2 Explain the political, social and cultural relevance of a contemporary French, German or Spanish film.
LO3 Discuss key contemporary political, social and cultural issues in France, Germany and Spain.
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) %
Identity and Ethnicity
National identity and multi-culturalism in France, Germany and Spain.
34.00%
Politics and Sociology
Contemporary political, social and cultural issues in France, Germany and Spain.
33.00%
Cultural Representations of France, Germany, and Spain.
Each semester students will view, analyse , and discuss three films ( one in French, German and Spanish).The film will be relevant to and illustrative of key social and political topics in France, Germany, and Spain
33.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Block 1:This course is taught in a modular fashion comprising of 4 week blocks of lectures on France, Germany, and Spain. At the end of each 4 week period there will be a class test. 1,2,3 33.00 Week 4
Continuous Assessment Block 2: This course is taught in a modular fashion comprising of 4 week blocks of lectures on France, Germany, and Spain. At the end of each 4 week period there will be a class test. 1,2,3 34.00 Week 8
Continuous Assessment Block 3: This course is taught in a modular fashion comprising of 4 week blocks of lectures on France, Germany, and Spain. At the end of each 4 week period there will be a class test. 1,2,3 33.00 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written 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 The student is required to attend a 3 hour lecture per week. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning The student is required to revise lecture material and to keep abreast of contemporary political events and sociological trends in France, Germany, and Spain. 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

Recommended Book Resources
  • Tremlett, Giles, 2006, 2006, Ghosts of Spain, Travels through a country's hidden past,, Faber and Faber
  • Richardson,B. 2001, Spanish Studies: An Introduction, Arnold
  • Hooper, John 2006, The New Spaniards, Penguin
  • Balfour,Sebastian 2005, The Politics of Contemporary Spain, Routledge
  • Funder, Anna 2004, Stasiland, Granta
  • Seifert, Rachel 2005, The Dark Room, Vintage
  • Niven, Bill (ed) 2006, Germans as Victims: Remembering the Past in Contemporary Germany, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Fulbrook, M, 1999, German National Identity after the Holocaust, Prolity Press
  • Fulbrook, Mary 2005, The People‚Äôs State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker, Yale UP
  • Sereny, Gitta 2000, The German Trauma. Experiences & Reflections 1938-1999, Penguin
  • Fieschi, Catherine 2004, Contemporary France: An introduction to French Politics & Society, Hodder Arnold
  • Reynolds, Sian 2000, Contemporary French Cultural Studies, Hodder Arnold
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 4 Mandatory