Module Title:Global Perspectives on Sociology
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Lectures; discussion and debate based on assigned readings; case studies; use of media; guest lecture; presentation of work in class and dvds.
Module Aim: The aim of this subject is to look at gobal issues which are impacting on lives of million of people accross the world today. ,
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Examine and impact of population growth and urbanisation in a global context.
LO2 Analysis the theoritical framworks used to explain global inequality.
LO3 Appraise the global power structures and spread of decomoracy across the world.
LO4 Comment on nationalism, war and terroriam
LO5 Develop an understanding of the factors which influence global migration.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Requirements
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Population, Urbanization and The Environment
Population growth and decline.Urbanisation and city life. Theories of the environment, global responses and sustainable societies.
Global Inequality
Measuring ecomonic inequality.Theories of development. Access to resources - food, energy and technology. Internnational response to global inequality.
Politics, Government and Social Movements
Global Power. Authoritarian and democratic politics. The global spread of democracy, social movements and social change.
Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict
Nations and nationalism, conflict war and genocide, religion and terrorism.
Migration
Refugees and asylum seekers. Economic v's forced migration. Restrictism v's open borders.
Transnational Crime and Corruption
Transnational crime and corruption as an issue in world politics Crime and corruption on the international agenda: key concepts Managing crime and corruption: criminal organisations versus states. Crime, corruption and world politics Child labour and Human Trafficking.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Project40.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay n/a 2,3 60.00 n/a
Project
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project n/a 1,4,5 40.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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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_HWASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 4 Mandatory
CW_HHASS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Studies (Professional Social Care) 4 Mandatory