Full Title:Sociology 1
Module Code:SOCS H8010
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 5 programme(s)
Module Description:This module introduces students of Social Care to the discipline of Sociology. The subject provides a perspective through which the individual, society and the interaction between the two are examined.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Explain and discuss the nature of Sociology and the main sociological perspectives.
  2. Appraise the role of the socialisation process.
  3. Discuss the interrelationships between individual, society and culture.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the nature of social control and theories of deviance
  5. Describe the main steps and issues in sociological research.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The sociological imagination
Key concepts and perspectives in Sociology
Culture and society
Culture, the individual, social institutions
The process of learning to be human
Crime and Deviance
Theories of social control, conformity and deviance
Sociological investigation
Sociology as science, main research methods, ethics of research
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Group Project Written project: Analysis of cultural differences based on series of class based meetings with Erasmus and Foundation Year students 2,3 40.00 0 0 Sem 1 End 0
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5 60.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
Reassessment Description
Repeat end of semester examination

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 n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study n/a 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading n/a 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Tutorial n/a 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Macionis, John J & Plummer, Ken, Sociology, A Global Introduction, Prentice Hall Europe (2005) 3rd edition
  • McDonald, B., An introduction to Sociology in Ireland, Gill & Macmillan (2006)
  • Giddens, Anthony 2012, Sociology, 7th Ed.
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Schaefer, Richard T, Sociology, McGraw Hill (2006) 9th edition
  • Tovey, H., Share, P. & Corcoran, Mary P., A Sociology of Ireland, Gill & Macmillan (2007), 3rd edition
  • Lawlor, K, de Roiste, A & Devlin, M, Young People in Contemporary Ireland, Gill & Macmillan (2007)
  • Hughes, M. & Kroehler, C.J. 2002, Sociology: the core, 6th Ed., McGraw Hill [ISBN: 007240535X]
  • Llewellyn, Anne, Agu, Lorraine & Mercer, David 2008, Sociology for Social Workers, Polity [ISBN: 9780745636986]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 1 Mandatory
DK_HCYWO_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Youth Work 1 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 1 Mandatory
DK_HCSSC_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Social Care 1 Mandatory
DK_HCYWO_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Youth Studies 1 Mandatory