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SOCI8011 - Sociology for Home Economics

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Title:Sociology for Home Economics
Long Title:Sociology for Home Economics
Module Code:SOCI8011
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Sociology
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2021/22 ( January 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: Breda OMahony
Module Description: This module will introduce students to key issues in the sociology of family and how it is impacted upon by society and social change.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply social changes to the challenges in defining the contemporary family.
LO2 Debate current issues facing individuals, families and communities in Ireland today and evaluate corresponding interventions and policy.
LO3 Investigate understandings of kinship, friendship, marriage and the challenges associated with new forms of partnership.
LO4 Critically appraise enforcement mechanisms and processes available to citizens in relation to education, equality and family law.
LO5 Apply knowledge and skills to the classroom context.
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
Key Theories and Concepts in Family Sociology
What is a family?; historical and cultural perspectives on family; theoretical perspectives on families. The 'family' as defined in the constitution, legislation, European Convention on Human Rights, case law. Adoption and family; queer families; blended families; Ireland and women's reproductive rights; Ireland and LGBTQ+ rights. Children and Families Relationship Act and Guardianship of Infants Act.
Challenges facing individuals, families and communities
Generational conflict, work-life balance, cost of living and inflation, poverty, childcare, family breakdown, unemployment, addiction, special needs, technological changes etc. Statutory and non-statutory supports and laws e.g. Rights of the Child, Entitled Leaves e.g. family leave, carers leave, agencies and organisations e.g. Ombudsman for Children.
Marriage and Family
Marriage customs and cultural variations; legal requirements for marriage (in Ireland); factors that effect marital stability; nullity/separation/divorce; marriage breakdown; effects of marriage breakdown.
Law; Family, Education and Equality
Children's First Act, Children and Families Relationship Act and Guardianship of Infants Act. Family mediation and complementary dispute resolution models. Domestic violence legislation. Educational welfare and special needs legislation. Employment Equality Act and Equal Status Act. Employment Equality Act and Equal Status Act (as amended). Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act, 2005.
Home Economics Pedagogy
Strategies for teaching family and potentially sensitive content; social change, gender, conflict, special needs etc. in the home economics classroom.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Plan, devise and share a sociological teaching resource that can be used in a Leaving Certificate Home Economics classroom. 1,2,3,5 30.0 Week 8
Essay Debate the complexities associated with defining the family and critique the role and function of the family, its members and family law in light of the rapid changes in contemporary society. 1,2,3,4 70.0 Week 13
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 Theory 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and Research 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Theory 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research and Reading 4.5 Every Week 4.50
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Chambers, D. 2012, A Sociology of Family Life, Polity Press UK [ISBN: 0745647790]
  • Millwood, M. 2019, To Have and to Hold : Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma, HarperCollins Publishers Inc. NY [ISBN: 0062838652]
  • Giddens, A. and Sutton, P.W. 2017, Sociology, 8th Ed., John Wiley and Sons Ltd. UK [ISBN: 0745696686]
  • Crowley, L. 2013, Family Law, Roundhal, Dublin [ISBN: 9780414032286]
  • Nestor, J. 2011, An Introduction to Irish Family Law, 4th Ed., Gill & MacMillan Dublin [ISBN: 9780717149773]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Yarbrough, M. 2018, Queer Families and Relationships After Marriage Equality, Routledge UK [ISBN: 1138557463]
  • Jane Lewis 2008, Children, Changing Families and Welfare States, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd [ISBN: 1847209874]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FHOEC_8 Professional Diploma in Education - Home Economics 2 Mandatory

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