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SS1840: Introduction to Social Policy

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 16 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 120hr(s) Other (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Prof Cathal O'Connell, School of Applied Social Studies.
Lecturer(s): Staff, School of Applied Social Studies, as appropriate; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce the basic concepts and theories associated with the study of Social Police and trace its evolution as a discipline.
Module Content: Defining social policy, history of Irish social policy, social policy formation in Ireland, analysis of core concepts and ideological perspectives of relevance to key welfare debates.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Outline the influencing factors on the development of social policy.
  • Trace the history of Irish social policy.
  • Recognise key social policy concepts and demonstrate their relevance in analysing contemporary social issues.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the main social policy concepts studied and the debatesassociated with them.
  • Analyse significant welfare and social policy debates in contemporary Ireland.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 3,000 word essay assignment, 150 marks; In-class test, 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the module coordinator).

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