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SOCI6011 - State & Community

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Title:State & Community
Long Title:State & Community
Module Code:SOCI6011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Sociology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2018/19 ( September 2018 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: September 2019
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: This module focuses on the recently reconfigured relationship between State and Community in Ireland. It critically explores some of the main characteristics of the changing institutional context of policy making in Ireland and their consequences for community development.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Discuss the historical emergence of community development in Ireland
LO2 Identify key concepts and issues in contemporary debates on State and Community
LO3 Outline key contemporary debates on Civil Society and their implications for community
LO4 Explain processes of Social Partnership and its consequences for community work
LO5 Reflect on the relevance of the learning gained for the learner's community and/or work
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
Historical Framework
Historical framework: overview of the emergence of community development in the Irish context, Muintir na Tíre, local social service council; Catholic Bishops Kilkenny Poverty Conferences and the first European Anti-Poverty Programme; Social Partnership (community and voluntary pillar).
Civil Society
Overview of the current literature on civil society: Fukuyuma (1995), Etzioni (1994) and Putnam (1993); civil society and active citizenship.
State-Community Relationship
Redefining the State/Community Relationship: changing conception of civil society; funding and the State; the Third Shift; Cooption; equalising initiatives (for example, the RAPID and Clár Programmes); ‘Entrepreneurial Governance' as well as ‘Separate’ and ‘Integrated Dependency’; the Local Government Reform Act (2014), the Alignment Process and Competitive Tendering.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Short Answer Questions In Class Assessment (e.g. aspects of the history of Irish community development) 1,2 20.0 Week 6
Essay Essay/Assignment (e.g. Social Partnership in Ireland) to be given in week 6. 2,3,4 65.0 Week 12
Reflective Journal Reflection 2,3,5 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 learning 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 of learning 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

Supplementary Book Resources
  • Barrett, M. & B. Zani (Eds.) 2015, Political and Civic Engagement: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Ch. 1 & 2, Routledge London [ISBN: 0415704685]
  • Putnam, R.D. 2015, Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, Ch. 1, 5 & 6, Simon & Schuster New York [ISBN: 9781476769899]
  • Putnam, R.D. 2000, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American community, S1 & S2, Simon & Schuster. New York [ISBN: 978074320304]
  • Powell, F & D. Guerin 1997, Civil Society and Social Policy - Voluntarism in Ireland, A.A. Farmer Dublin [ISBN: 1899047360]
  • Macken-Walsh, A. 2009, Barriers to Change: A Sociological Study of Rural Development in Ireland, Ch. 1 - 5, Teagasc Rural Economy Research Centre Dublin [ISBN: 184170542X]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
  • Website: Department of Environment, Community and Local Government 2015, Local & Community Development
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 3 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 3 Mandatory

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