Full Title:Intercultural Studies 6 (Social Change)
Module Code:NOCODE119
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in No Programmes
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Distinguish between different theories of social change
  2. Analyse Irish society within appropriate theoretical framework
  3. Examine patterns and changes in Irish society from a sociological perspective
  4. Apply theoretical knowledge to analysis of agent of social change and history of social change
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Introduction
Theories of social change
Social Change in Ireland
Causes and consequences
Examining the Irish psyche
Measuring happiness
Gender and work-life balance
Changing nature of work, women in the workforce, life outside work
Globalisation
Impact at individual and societal level
Case study
e.g. The case of Club Anabel
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Essay Sociological evaluation of an individual who influenced social change in modern Irish society 2,3,4 70.00 0 0 Sem 2 End 0
Presentation Group presentation analysing a significant aspect of social change in modern Irish society 1,2,3,4 30.00 0 0 Week 11 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.
Reassessment Description
Essay (individual)

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Fahy, T., Russell, H. & Whelan C.T 2007, Best of Times? The Social Impact of the Celtic Tiger, Inistitute of Public Administration [ISBN: 9781904541585]
  • Giddens, Anthony 2009, Sociology, 6th Ed., Polity [ISBN: 9780745643588]
  • Kuhling, C & Keohane, K. 2004, Collision Culture: Transformations in Everyday Life in Ireland, Liffey Press Dublin
  • Kuhling, C & Keohane, K 2007, Cosmopolitan Ireland: Globalisation and quality of life, Pluto Press London
  • Corcoran, Mary P & Peillion, M. (eds) 2006, Uncertain Ireland, A sociological chronicle 2003 - 2004, Inistitute of Public Administration Dublin [ISBN: 9781904541394]
  • Share, P. & Peillon, M. (eds) 2010, Ireland of the Illusions, a sociological chronicle 2007-2008, Inistitute of Public Administration Dublin
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • Irish Independent 2011, Rolling Back the Years, October, 2011
  • Irish Times 2010, Gender in Irish Society
Other Resources