Citizenship, Diversity and Inclusion

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Citizenship, Diversity and Inclusion

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Education, 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

    The purpose of this module is to introduce participants to basic sociological theories. In this module students will develop students understanding of the concepts and contexts of Civic, Social and Political Education in the current education/training environment. The module will provide a framework to develop an awareness of the key issues the field and will assist students to explore the issues underpinning the design and delivery of appropriate curricula in the field. The approach taken allows students to research, discuss and evaluate the social context in which they work and to understand these contexts as they are shaped by wider social changes and movements. Additionally, this module provides a platform of knowledge that allows participants to tackle work that requires more in depth social analysis. Students are expected to attend lectures, contribute to discussions and activities and complete assessments 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Define the role of CSPE and Citizenship Education in the Irish Context
    2. Discuss clearly the key concepts (e.g. dignity, rights and responsibilities, democracy etc) that underpin citizenship education
    3. Explain how citizenship education can help to tackle problems of exculsion and inequality for certain groups
    4. Articulate issues that prevent or enable active citizenship in national and international contexts
    5. Develop a repertoire of methodologies for teaching citizenship education and its related concepts to others

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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