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Department of Sociology & Criminology

Welcome from Professor Maggie O'Neill for the new year 2021-2022

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 of the semester 1 Sociology Timetable is available here in PDF format: Semester 1 Sociology Timetable (updated Sept 21st 2021) but this must be used as a guide as you may be directed differently by your module coordinators through Canvas announcements.

Please note, semester one modules will be taught online with the exception of some workshops in first and second year.  Please look here for the workshop schedule https://www.ucc.ie/en/sociology/undergraduate/current/

 

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)
  • Dr Tom Boland
  • Ms Caroline Healy
  • Dr Orla Lynch
  • Dr Ger Mullally
  • Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo
  • Dr James Cuffe

 

Incoming students

Incoming students

Semester 1

  • SC1005 will be delivered through online lectures with the option of registering for either online or face-to-face workshops
  • SC1012 will be delivered through online lectures with the option of registering for either online or face-to-face workshops

 Semester 1 Seminar schedule for 1st year students: First Year Seminars Timetable 2021 - Semester 1 only

Semester 2

  • SC1006 will be delivered through online lectures and the option of registering for either online or face-to-face workshops
  • SC1013 will be delivered through online lectures with the option of registering for either online or face-to-face workshops

The 2022 Semester 2 seminar timetable for first year students is not yet available.

You can find detailed information about the course and mode of teaching delivery on the 1st year booklet uploaded on the Sociology website and on your Canvas page. 

We cannot comment on the teaching model of modules run by other academic departments. Please contact the related department directly.

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 SC or CR are run by the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Modules starting with other codes are run by other UCC departments.  We cannot comment on the teaching model of modules run by other academic departments. 

There are two core modules in second year – SC2067 (10 credits, semester 1) and SC2065 (10 credits, semester 2). SC2067 will be delivered through online lectures with the option of registering for either online or face-to-face workshops.

A second year seminar timetable for Semester 1 2021 is available here: Second Year Seminars Timetable - Semester 1 only

All lectures and workshops for SC2065 will be delivered online.

All remaining SC and CR coded electives will be delivered online.

You can find detailed information about the course and mode of teaching delivery in the 2nd year booklet uploaded on the Sociology website and on your Canvas page.

Please note: these are all subject to change and dependent upon the Covid-19 restrictions and public health guidance.

Third year

Modules starting with SC or CR are run by the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Modules starting with other codes are run by other UCC departments. We cannot comment on the teaching model of modules run by other academic departments. 

There is one core module in third year – SC3001 (5 credits, semester 1).

All remaining SC and CR coded electives will be delivered online.

For students wishing to take SC3055 Research Project II, please note it will not be possible to undertake face-to-face fieldwork due to Covid-19 restrictions. You will be asked to submit a proposal which outlines an alternative research plan. Supervision meetings will be arranged between you and your supervisor and these will most likely take place online via Microsoft Teams.

Please note: these are all subject to change and dependent upon the Covid-19 restrictions and public health guidance.

Our Programmes

 Bachelors in Arts:

YEAR 1 CONTACT: Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo amin.sharifiisaloo@ucc.ie

YEAR 2 CONTACT: Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo amin.sharifiisaloo@ucc.ie

YEAR 3 CONTACT: Dr Egle Gusciute EGusciute@ucc.ie 

 

 

 

Need more help?

Dr Amin Sharifi Isaloo: amin.sharifiisaloo@ucc.ie

Dr Tracey Skillington: T.Skillington@ucc.ie

Department of Sociology & Criminology

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