Children and Society

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Children and Society

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This module examines aspects of children and society from multi-disiplinary perspective. It provides an overview of the concepts and ideas that underpin social constructions of childhood in contemporary society and in a wider historical and international context. It introduces policy and provision as it relates to children in key areas of education, early years and childcare; children?s rights and participation. Contemporary issues and debates on children?s cultural worlds will also be examined.

    Module Content

    • The invention of childhood?
    • key perspectives from sociology on childhood
    • key perspectives from psychology on childhood
    • key perspectives from history on childhood
    • researching children

    Children, rights and social policy
    • education
    • childcare
    • participation

    Children?s cultural worlds
    • play
    • food
    • technology

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.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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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