SS2813: Social Analysis: Disadvantage and Social Exclusion

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35.
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: 6 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 1 x 3hr(s) Other (presentation); 80hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To introduce participants to aspects of Social Analysis, minority groups in Ireland, social exclusion, poverty, disadvantage and the links between these.
Module Content: Introduce the concepts of prejudice, discrimination, poverty and social exclusion; subjects of class, race, gender, ethnicity, sectarianism, sexuality, disability. Look at empowerment and the role of youth and community work in affecting social change.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Examine the concept of poverty, social exclusion and how are they linked.
  • Define the main elements of relative and absolute, urban and rural poverty.
  • Examine the term 'disadvantage' as it applies to the experiences and lives of young people and communities.
  • Identify the impact of disadvantage on the following groups of young people; young women, young people with disabilities, lesbian and gay youing people, young people who live in rural areas, ethnic minorities, young people at risk.
  • Evaluate the government strategies addressing poverty, racism, social exclusion.
  • Examine the facts of gender imbalance and government strategies to address them.
  • Consider the marginalisation of ethnic minorities living in Ireland.
  • Evaluate Government Policies and legislation addressing poverty and disadvantage.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,500 word essay, 100 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, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% 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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