Short Title:Society and Social Care
Full Title:Society and Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SCIE H2002
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Celine Dillon
Module Description:To introduce students to Sociological perspectives of marginalisation and social exclusion, poverty and power relationship. To explore the experiences of specific groups of marginalised people in society from a sociological perspective and how society is shaped by social stratification, education and mass media. 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 Understand sociological perspectives of marginalisation, social exclusion, poverty and inequality
LO2 Identify and recognise one’s own perspective on issues relating to social justice and understand how this impacts on our professional work
LO3 Critically examine key social institutions and the role they play in society from a sociological perspective, particularly the mass media and the education system and assess the links between these institutions and marginalisation
LO4 Develop the skills to practise social care work in a culturally sensitive and non discriminatory way with due regard for the adverse impact of marginalisation and inequality

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project, including a written research based report and presentation. Project ideas and themes will be agreed in class. 1,3 50.00 n/a
Continuous Assessment Essay, incorporating sociological theory and personal reflection, on social justice and antidiscriminatory practice. Essay titles will be agreed in class 2,4 50.00 n/a
No End of Module Formal Examination

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
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • McDonald, B. 2014, An Introduction to Sociology in Ireland, 3rd ed. Ed., Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 0717156222]
  • Dillon, M. 2019, Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century, 3rd Ed., Wiley-Blackwell England [ISBN: 978-111941091]
  • Curran, D. 2016, Risk, Power, and Inequality in the 21st Century, 1st Ed., Palgrave MacMillan New York
Recommended Book Resources
  • Perry Share,Mary P. Corcoran,Brian Conway 2012, A Sociology of Ireland, 4th ed. Ed., Dufour Editions [ISBN: 0717149846]
  • Calhoun,C. and Gerteis, J. 2012, Contemporary Sociological Theory, 3rd Ed., Wiley - Blackwell Sussex, UK
  • Grover, C. 2008, Crime and Inequality, Willan Publishing Devon, UK
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • n/a: O.E.C.D 2006, Social Indicators - Society at a Glance, O.E.C.D
  • n/a: Fanning B, Rush M 2006, Care and Social change in the Irish welfare Economy, UCD Press

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 4 Mandatory