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SOCI7003 - Social Justice & Citizenship

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Title:Social Justice & Citizenship
Long Title:Social Justice & Citizenship
Module Code:SOCI7003
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Sociology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: The promotion of social justice in the context of both formal and substantive citizenship is a key aim of community work. In this module, the concept of social justice is explored in some depth across diverse theoretical and practice sites alongside their implications for community work.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Critically discuss the concepts of social justice and citizenship in an historical context.
LO2 Evaluate diverse theoretical perspectives on social justice and citizenship.
LO3 Critically engage with the debates on gender, ‘race’/ethnicity and citizenship.
LO4 Analyse the concept of social exclusion and some of its key implications for community work
LO5 Discuss the knowledge required to effectively work in community settings.
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).

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.
No incompatible modules listed
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.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Concepts and Theories
Conceptual and theoretical frameworks: historical overview of social justice and citizenship; historical specificity of their emergence; theories of inclusion; feminist perspectives on citizenship.
Social Inclusion - The Discourse
Social inclusion discourses: redistributive discourse, moral underclass discourse, social integrationist discourse.
Social Inclusion - The Practice
Understanding social exclusion: definitions and measurement- social inclusion/exclusion and social cohesion; processes and dynamics of social exclusion; material and cultural exclusions – ‘recognition’ and respect, discrimination and institutional discrimination.
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, on topics such as concepts/theoretical perspectives on social justice and citizenship 1,2 15.0 Week 6
Essay Assignment- for example, on the links between social justice and citizenship in Irish Society. Topic(s) given in Week 2. 2,3,4 65.0 Sem End
Reflective Journal Reflection 1,2,3,4,5 20.0 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 in a community setting 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 in a community setting 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
  • Social Justice Ireland 2012, Does The European Social Model Have A Future? Challenges and Responses - 70 years after the Beveridge Report, Ch. 1 - 5, Social Justice Ireland Dublin [ISBN: 9781907501074]
  • Hickey, S. and Mohan, G. 2004, Participation: From Tyranny to Transformation? Exploring New Approaches to Participation in Development, Ch. 1 - 3, Zed Books London, New York [ISBN: 9781842774618]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Lister, R., Consultant Editor J. Campling 2003, Citizenship - Feminist Perspectives, 2nd Ed., Palgrave Macmillan Basingstoke [ISBN: 978033394819]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 5 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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