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SOCI6010 - Social Policy

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Title:Social Policy
Long Title:Social Policy
Module Code:SOCI6010
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Sociology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: This module introduces the constitution, the political system and government in Ireland and relates it to the development and implementation of social policy along with its implications for communities and their development. It reviews these in the European context and introduces the student to the development of social movements in this regard.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the Constitution, government and the political system in Ireland regarding community and community development
LO2 Discuss the structure and role of the EU in relation to community and community development
LO3 Discuss the rights and responsibilities, of citizenship, and interpret how these inform work in a community context
LO4 Review the development and implementation of social policy in Ireland with particular reference to the interface between social policy and social issues
LO5 Review the impact of social policy on local communities and how local communities can influence the development of social policy
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Constitution and Government
Irish Constitution. Government. Political system. Implications for community development.
EU
EU - structures and policies. Implications for community development.
Citizenship
Rights and responsibilities. Citizenship and community development.
Social Policy in Ireland
Social issues and social policy. Social policy and community.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In-class test - For example, topic on The Irish Constitution, the European Union and Governance implications 1,2 20.0 Week 7
Essay Assignment - For example, an essay on Social Policy and Citizenship outcomes 3,4 65.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Reflection 1,2,3,4,5 15.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Application of theory to community settings 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Application of theory to community settings 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Considine, M. & F. Dukelow 2009, Irish Social Policy - A Critical Introduction, Gill & MacMillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717141562]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • McCashin, A. 2004, Social Security in Ireland, Gill & Macmillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717134250]
  • Daly, M. and Leonard, M. 2002, Against All Odds: Family Life on a Low Income in Ireland, Ch. 1 - 5, Institute of Public Administration/Combat Poverty Dublin [ISBN: 1902448871]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 4 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 4 Mandatory

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