Mode of Teaching Delivery and Timetables Criminology

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY & CRIMINOLOGY ACADEMIC YEAR 21-22

The Department of Sociology & Criminology is committed to providing an excellent educational experience for all students.

To comply with government guidelines and to ensure the safety of both our students and staff, the majority of our degree programmes will be delivered in a blended fashion in 2021-2022.

UCC is striving to be fully back on campus based upon public health advice, vaccination roll-out and rapid antigen testing.

Continued adaptability and flexibility will be required until we have greater certainty and we commit to keeping you fully up to date.

In line with current guidelines, this means students will engage in both on-campus learning, in-person sessions at UCC, including  tutorials, meet and greet, orientation sessions , ‘drop in’ sessions with lecturers, and walking workshops/classrooms (on campus and in Cork city) and online learning (live online lectures and seminars as well as pre-made online content).  

How each programme and module  will be delivered depends on a number of factors including the discipline being studied, the class size, accommodation available and of course public health guidelines.

All of our programmes will be available as a back-up online for students in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, who cannot attend face to face sessions. 

We strive to provide as much face to face teaching as possible whilst keeping students and staff safe and subject to public health guidance. Please refer to the UCC information pages at the following link: https://www.ucc.ie/en/emt/covid19/ 

 Teaching and learning on our programmes will consist of a blended model and include:

  • Face to face teaching and learning in seminars/workshops/tutorials for a number of level one, two and three modules, and some postgraduate programmes (subject to resources/class size /prevailing public health requirements and guidelines) that includes walkshops and learning pods, ‘drop in’ sessions and meet and greet sessions.
  • Online lectures, workshops/seminars, group work and directed learning.
  • All teaching staff will be available for one to one student consultation, as is our practice.
  • Students are allocated a mentor /academic advisor who is a helpful point of contact
  • Together with our student representatives from each programme we will provide a peer support system to further embed our commitment to student centred and research led teaching.
  • Those students unable to attend class due to illness, quarantine, or health concerns, for example in relation to medical conditions, will have online access to all classes including online tutorials and workshops.  
  • Hence, all of our programmes and learning materials will be available online (this will include a combination of live on line lectures and tutorials, pre-recorded lectures, PowerPoint presentations, online learning exercises and readings).

We will be providing our programmes online for students who cannot attend face to face sessions and we will provide as much face to face teaching as possible subject to public health guidance.

The public health context we are working in is evolving and subject to change dependent upon the Covid-19 public health guidance and restrictions. We will update you of any changes.

Teaching for 1st Year Students will commence on 27th September 2021.

Teaching for all returning students and postgraduates will commence on 13th September 2021.

All staff and students are strongly encouraged to download and use the UCC COVID Tracker App ahead of planned visits to campus.

For queries on particular modules please contact your module co-ordinator.

For general queries about the  programmes contact your Programme Director:

BA Sociology (Arts), Dr Tracey Skillington; 

BA Criminology, Dr Katharina Swirak

MA Criminology, Dr Kevin Sweeney

MA Sociology, Dr Myles Balfe

MA Sociology of Sustainability & Global Challenges, Dr Ger Mullally and Dr Theresa O’Keefe (Dr Mullally is on study leave in semester 1)

BA Sociology Year 1  and 2 Co-ordinator is Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo, Year 3 Co-ordinator is Dr Egle Gusciute.

Professor Maggie O’Neill

Head of Department, Sociology & Criminology

 

Timetables

A further breakdown is available here in PDF format: Semester 1 Criminology Timetable (updated Sept 16th 2021) but this must be used as a guide as you may be directed differently by your module coordinators through Canvas announcements

The COVID-19 Response Team for the Department of Sociology & Criminology comprises:

  • Prof Maggie O'Neill (Lead Worker Representative) 
  • Dr Kevin Sweeney (Lead Worker Representative)
  • Ms Caroline Healy
  • Dr Tom Boland
  • Dr Ger Mullally
  • Dr Orla Lynch
  • Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo
  • Dr James Cuffe

Incoming students

Semester 1

  • CR1001 will likely involve face-to-face lectures and online seminars. You will attend a face-to-face lecture every Thursday;
  • SC1012 will likely be delivered through online lectures with the option of registering for either online or face-to-face workshops;
  • CR1003 will likely be delivered through recorded lectures with live online seminars;
  • CR1004 will likely involve some face-to-face lectures on a Tuesday. We plan to rotate groups – that is, you will attend some face-to-face and watch some recorded lectures.

Semester 2

  • CR1002 will likely involve face-to-face lectures. We plan to have two groups rotating each week – that is, you will attend a face-to-face lecture every second week and watch a (recorded) livestream every second week;
  • LW1169, run by our colleagues in the Department of Law, will be through deliver face-to-face lectures;
  • SC1013 will be delivered through online lectures and the option of registering for either online or face-to-face workshops.

Please see the recent update in relation to the delivery of teaching in semester 2 from the Interim President, Professor John O'Halloran Semester Two Teaching Plan

You will also register for optional modules, these are run by other UCC departments. I’m afraid that we cannot comment on the teaching model of modules run by other academic departments. Some of which will be fully online and others will involve face-to-face lectures and/or seminars. We can help you choose your modules at the beginning of the semester.

Please note that these are all subject to change and dependent upon the Covid-19 restrictions and public health guidance. We will update you of any changes.

Returning students

Second year

Modules starting with CR or SC are run by the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Modules starting with other codes are run other UCC departments. I’m afraid that we cannot comment on the teaching model of modules run by other academic departments. 

There are three core modules in second year – CR2001, SC2065 and SC2021- these are all in the second semester. They will most likely be delivered online, with optional face-to-face in some modules. All CR coded electives will likely be delivered online, both lectures and seminars. Please note: these are all subject to change and dependent upon the Covid-19 restrictions and public health guidance.

 

Third year

Modules starting with CR or SC are run by the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Modules starting with other codes are run other UCC departments. I’m afraid that we cannot comment on the teaching model of modules run by other academic departments. 

There are two core modules in third year – CR3001 and CR3010 - these will be delivered online. All CR coded electives will likely be delivered online, both lectures and seminars. Please note: these are all subject to change and dependent upon the Covid-19 restrictions and public health guidance.

Our Programmes

ProgrammeContact
BA Criminology Co-ordinator K.Swirak@ucc.ie 
MA Criminology Co-ordinator kevin.sweeny@ucc.ie 
   
   

 

Need more help?

If you require details in relation to a specific module, please contact the module co-ordinator.

Department of Criminology and Sociology

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