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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Introduction to Contemporary Irish Society
Module Code LC103
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Barra Oseaghdha
Semester 2: Barra Oseaghdha
Autumn: Barra Oseaghdha
Module TeachersBarra Oseaghdha
Fiona Gallagher
Martin Toal
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
As described for main assessment

To describe the social, economic and political features of modern Irish society. To highlight the controversial issues surrounding recent changes in Irish society. To provide a familiarity with the topical issues, political traditions and social attitudes of modern Ireland.

Learning Outcomes

1. Research and present information about an aspect of Irish society in an interactive manner.
2. Describe the social, economic and political features of modern Irish society.
3. Critically appraise recent developments in Irish society.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture2Contact hours
Lecture24No Description
Tutorial24No Description
Directed learning12No Description
Online activity40No Description
Independent Study23No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

'Introduction to Irish Society
Some background information regarding history, demography, political structures, education, the media, industry, agriculture and urban life. With guidance from the lecturer, the students will then proceed in groups to investigate certain themes in modern Irish society, such as the environment, the Irish language, emigration, immigration, the position of women, the press, travellers, Ireland and the EU, tourism, Dublin and urban development, the family, political parties, attitudes to Northern Ireland, the Catholic Church's role, other churches and religions, trade unions, rural life, education.They will present their findings - which can include powerpoint, pre-recorded interviews, overheads, hand-outs, video - in oral form to the tutorial group and invite discussion about what they have presented.'

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
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