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SS2833: Exploring Irish Social Policy

Credit Weighting: 5
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: 7 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 3hr(s) Tutorials; 76hr(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 and develop a critical analysis of various aspects of the Irish welfare state.
Module Content: Social policy and the Irish welfare state; education policy, health policy, housing policy and social protection policy.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Describe the main features of the health, housing, education and social protection systems in Ireland.
  • Critically explore key policy issues related to welfare and social services in Ireland.
  • Analyse poverty, inequality and social exclusion with reference to relevant policy issues.
  • Critically explore key policy issues related to welfare and social services in Ireland.
  • Comprehensively examine and present on a selected social policy topic.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 1,000 word social policy report / presentation, 50 marks; 1 x 1,000 word written assignment, 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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