Short Title:Introduction to Society and Social Care
Full Title:Introduction to Society and Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SCIE H1001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Sorca Mc Donnell
Module Description:To introduce students to the concept of Sociology. To apply the use of sociology to the role of the Social Care worker. To apply sociological theory to the study of society and social care practice. Inequality in Irish society will be explored, making links with the practice of social care. The content of the module will be updated on an ongoing basis to reflect new learning and development in this area. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Identify the key principles of sociology and understand the application of sociology to social care practice
LO2 Recognise and apply sociological tools to ensure we practise in a non-discriminatory, culturally sensitive way and respect differences in beliefs and cultural practices of others
LO3 Understand and recognise the impact of personal values and life experience on professional practice and be able to manage this impact appropriately and in a non-judgemental manner
LO4 Understand the theories of individual and social development with particular focus on stratification, inequality and life chances in Irish society
LO5 Explore the concept of marginalisation in Social Care

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students will explore inequality as it relates to Irish society and marginalised groups in Social Care. 3,4,5 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,4 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus 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 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
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
  • Giddens,A., Sutton, P.W. 2017, Sociology, 8th ed. Ed., Polity [ISBN: 9780745696683]
  • McDonald, B. 2014, An Introduction to Sociology in Ireland, Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717156221]
  • Share, P, Corcoran, M. P., Conway, B. 2012, A Sociology of Ireland, 4th ed. Ed., Gill Education [ISBN: 0717149846]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Grotti, R., Russell, H., Fahey, E., Maitre, B. 2018, Discrimination and Inequality in Housing in Ireland [ISBN: 0707004594]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 1 Mandatory