Module Title:Sociology 2
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 5 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: This module will be taught through lectures, discussion, case-study, debate, problem-based learning, readings, self-directed learning, guest lectures and docuentaries.
Module Aim: 1. To give students a greater understanding and knowledge of a range of important social issues and the corresponding theoretical concerns 2. To encourage students to reflect on social issues as they impact on young people, their families as well as other groups in Irish society 3. To help students develop confidence in discussing social issues
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain theories of power in relation to professional practice
LO2 Examine theories of deviance and social control
LO3 Discuss race and ethnicity in contempory society
LO4 Discuss the sociology of health and illness and its relationship to professional practice
LO5 Discuss the role and function of the media in modern society
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Theories of Power
What is power ? Theories of power. Individuals, power and participation, distributions of power and privilage.
Race and Ethnicity
The concept of race and ethnicity majority- minority- relations,racism, race and ethnicity in a global context. The effects of prejudice, racism and discrimination.
Deviance and Social Control
Theories of deviance, crime and the criminal justice system. Victims and perpetratorators. Prisons and punishment.
The Body, Medicine, Health and Health Care
Why health is a social issues, theoretical perspectives on health and illness, the social basis of health, the sick Role, globalization and health. The sociology of disability.
Sociology of the Media
Media in a goldal age, theories of the media, audience and media representations representations. Influencnce and power of the media on everyday life.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment40.00%
End of Module Formal Examination60.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay n/a 1 40.00 n/a
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 2,3,4,5 60.00 End-of-Semester

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

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 3.00
Total Hours 90.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50
 

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_HHASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory
CW_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory
CW_HHYCW_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Youth and Community Work 2 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory
CW_HWASS_D Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 2 Mandatory