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Module code: SO155
Credits: 7.5
Semester: 2
Department: SOCIOLOGY
International: Yes
Overview Overview

This introductory module is in two parts. The first part continues from the Semester 1 module ‘Sociological Imagination’ and introduces some key sociological concepts and sociological methods for gathering evidence about societal change. This part of the module equips students to understand core theories and concepts used by sociologists including social stratification and social institutions, and to recognize some key methodologies sociologists use to gather, analyse and interpret data, evidence and information.

This introductory module offers students a sociological analysis of contemporary Irish society. The module will explore how Irish society is organised, experienced and represented. The principal institutions and structures that shape social life in Ireland and the main processes through which Ireland as a whole is changing are reviewed. The current configuration of Irish society is interrogated through a rich sociological framework of analysis.

Open Learning Outcomes
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