Introduction to Sociology

University of Limerick

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Sociology

  • Host University

    University of Limerick

  • Location

    Limerick, 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

    The Scope of Sociology; locating yourself sociologically: culture and identity - sociological versus personal explanations; four sociological perspectives: conflict, functionalist, interactionist and feminist perspectives introduced; what do sociologists do? an exploration of the key research methods used by sociologists in their analysis of society; doing sociology: an examination of power and control in society; a consideration of social structure in terms of gender, race and class; sociological consideration of social structure in terms of gender race an class; sociological understandings of social change, social exclusion, work and non-work, religion and the media; sociological accounts of the state; crime, health and education.

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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