BACHELOR OF SOCIAL SCIENCE
- Award Type and NFQ Level: UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE (8)
- Course code: SOCSC
- CAO/PAC code: MH107
Take either 15 or 30 credits of Geography. If choosing Global Environments (from Group 6) you cannot choose another subject in Group 1, other than Geography - Living Landscapes.
Please note Global Environments will be available in Group 6 only. This means that if you select GY161 and GY162 you may not take any Group 6 subjects.
On completion of this elective stream, students should be able to have an understanding of the basic tools of accounting, be able to apply those tools to understand issues of current affairs in the business world, and understand the contribution accounting can make to a wide range of social and global issues.
This stream introduces students to the exciting and dynamic field of Digital Humanities which is changing the nature of traditional research and practice by using new, digital tools and methods, such as 2D and 3D visualisation, augmented and virtual reality, serious games, crowdsourcing, text encoding, web archiving etc. to capture, model, analyse, represent and disseminate the past. Students will gain a broad knowledge of the field while developing technical skills by hands-on practice with a range of software and tools. No prior experience is necessary.
This elective stream will enable students with no prior learning to acquire the basics of Mandarin Chinese.
This elective stream will enable students with no prior learning to acquire the basics of spoken and written Spanish (up to CEFRL levels A 1.2 and A 2.1).
This elective stream introduces community education and practice. It outlines its history, principles and ambitions and organizes for students to witness community education in action through field visits.
This elective stream enables students who have started to learn Chinese in First Year, but discontinue Chinese as a subject, to continue their language acquisition in Second Year. Students will join the existing Second Year modules CN210 and CN220.
This elective stream enables students who have studied Irish in First Year (at beginners and advanced levels), but discontinue Irish as a full subject, to continue their language acquisition in Second Year.
This elective stream enables students who have studied Spanish in First Year (at beginners or advanced levels), but discontinue Spanish as a subject, to continue their language acquisition in Second Year. Students will join the existing Second Year modules SPA 201 and SPA 202.
Join the maker movement; no prior experience necessary. Find out what people really need and learn to design cool and exciting new products that combine great design and interactive programmable electronics.
This elective stream offers critical analysis of education as a force of social justice and equality. It introduces theories of education and of equality and considers relationships between education and inequality.
This elective stream complements any discipline with both theoretically grounded and practical ‘know-how’ for working in civil society, and engaging specifically with value-driven NGOs and voluntary groups.
Learn to enhance your personal creativity and use it to solve real world problems: Find out how to come up with novel, original ideas for new ventures, either social or commercial, and learn the tools to help you convert your creative ideas into entrepreneurial action. Creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship foster wealth, jobs and personal satisfaction and are the vital ingredients of an eye-catching CV.
This elective stream introduces the discipline of philosophy. It looks at the Theory of Mind (Artificial Intelligence) and undertakes the study of Logic from Aristotle to the contemporary period.
This stream describes how science is communicated in society, how it is interpreted and/or misinterpreted by various groups within society and the role of the Scientist in ensuring that accurate information is presented.
This elective stream will develop your capacity to participate effectively in teams and groups in a variety of settings. You will also learn facilitation and leadership skills designed to promote successful group and team projects in college and work settings.
Semester 1. Students must take one only from the following group: HY240, HY270, HY281