Short Title:European Cultural Sociology 1
Full Title:European Cultural Sociology 1
Module Code:ESOC H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:DAVID IRWIN
Module Author:Geraldine Grogan
Module Description:The aim of this module is to familiarize students with important aspects of contemporary French, German and Spanish society and culture, which will enable them to recognise 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 Identify and examine key political, social and cultural structures in France, Germany and Spain.
LO2 Discuss key contemporary political, social and cultural issues in these countries.
LO3 Explain the political, social, or cultural relevance of a contemporary French, German and Spanish film.
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) %
Basic Facts:
Basic facts about France, Gemany and Spain - geography, population, economy, regions and cities, political structure, political parties
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 modular fashion comprising 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 4
Continuous Assessment Block 2: This course is taught in modular fashion comprising 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 8
Continuous Assessment Block 3: This course is taught in modular fashion comprising 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 Class-based instruction and discussion 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Reading and research 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
  • Ross,Christopher,J., Contemporary Spain, 2nd Ed Ed., Arnold
  • Richardson,B. 2001, Spanish Studies: An Introduction, Arnold
  • Jordan,B., & Morgan-Tamsunos,R. 2000, Contemporary Spanish Studies, Arnold
  • Finlay, Dan 2004, Living & Working in Germany, Survival Books
  • Flippo, Hyde 2001, When in Germany, do as the Germans do, Contemporary Books
  • Lewis, Derek 2001, Contemporary Germany. A Handbook, Arnold
  • 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 1 Mandatory