SOC10060 Ireland in Comparative Perspective

Academic Year 2019/2020

Ireland is in a state of ongoing transformation, experiencing rapid and dramatic economic, social and cultural changes in a short period of time. Yet there are structural continuities traced back to modern Irish society before and after independence that underlie and help to explain these changes. This module explores the continuities amidst the significant changes in contemporary Irish society drawing on a comparative perspective. This provides a framework to identify what is similar to the continuities and changes in Ireland compared to other related societies, and what is different in the Irish experience contrasted with other societies. The topics examined in the module include some of the following: periods of boom and bust in Ireland's development, particularly the Celtic Tiger and current austerity; population, emigration and immigration; inequality, poverty and class; housing; education; labour markets; social networks; religion and secularisation; pluralism and liberalisation; consumerism and individualism; the media; social movements; and nationalism and national identity.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this module students should be able to: 1) Discuss how sociologists have analysed the main continuities and changes in Irish society; 2) Discuss these continuities and changes drawing on a comparative perspective; 3) Discuss how to apply a comparative perspective on these continuities and changes to specific topics in Irish society studied in the module; 4) Write an exam that shows a capacity to incorporate points 1 to 3 above appropriate to the level of the module.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

22

Seminar (or Webinar)

5

Specified Learning Activities

10

Autonomous Student Learning

88

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Key Skills:
Critical Thinking
Social Theorising
Analysing & Applying
Writing
Comparative Historical
Independent Learning
Communication
Digital & Media Literacy
 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
SOC30400 - Contemporary Ireland

 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Attendance: Seminar Attendance and Seminar Work Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Essay: 1500 to 2000 words Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes

80


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be provided on assessed coursework as individual comments published in VLE, in group sessions at lectures/seminars, and/or in person during office hours as appropriate.

Name Role
Ms Mary Basquel-Fahy Tutor
Carl Bindenagel Tutor
Mr Michael Breslin Tutor
Ms Deirdre Brophy Tutor
Dyuti Chakravarty Tutor
Ms Dyuti Chakravarty Tutor
Mr Shamal Mirza Tutor
Tiarnan O'Muilleoir Tutor
Mr Philip Ryan Tutor
Mr. Philip Jeremiah Ryan Tutor
Alexandra Woods Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33 Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Seminar Offering 1 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Seminar Offering 2 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Mon 12:00 - 12:50
Seminar Offering 3 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Seminar Offering 4 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Seminar Offering 5 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Seminar Offering 6 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 7 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Mon 16:00 - 16:50
Seminar Offering 8 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 09:00 - 09:50
Seminar Offering 9 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Seminar Offering 10 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 12:00 - 12:50
Seminar Offering 11 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 12:00 - 12:50
Seminar Offering 12 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Seminar Offering 13 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Seminar Offering 14 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Seminar Offering 15 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Seminar Offering 16 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Seminar Offering 17 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Seminar Offering 18 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Seminar Offering 20 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Seminar Offering 23 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Thurs 09:00 - 09:50
Seminar Offering 25 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Seminar Offering 26 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Seminar Offering 27 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Seminar Offering 28 Week(s) - 21, 23, 25, 29, 31 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Spring