The Irish Sociological Imagination

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Irish Sociological Imagination

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module explores the distinctive contribution of sociology to understanding and explaining contemporary cultural practices in Ireland and internationally. It demonstrates how a ?sociological imagination? can reveal how individuals and society are interlinked and how culture can contribute both to social inclusion and exclusion.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    ?Identify the distinctive contribution of sociology to understanding and explaining social behaviour in relation to culture
    ?Understand core sociological concepts and theories in relation to identity, culture and globalisation
    ?Critically engage with sociological arguments and evidence regarding the link between individuals and society

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    16 lecture hours, 8 Tutorial hours.

    Continuous Assessment: 55%
    University scheduled written examination: 45%

    Continuous Assessment detail(s): One essay 45%; Tutorial attendance, participation and satisfactory completion of tutorial assignments 10%.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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