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Sociology - unit set code MJ-A000019

Sociology is the study of society and social relations. Thinking sociologically allows the individual to step outside the taken for granted processes of everyday living towards examining the processes which create, maintain and change social groups in society.
On successful completion of the Sociology major sequence, students should have the following discipline-specific skills:

  • an ability to explain key sociological concepts such as socialisation, modernity, postmodernity, gender, social class, race and ethnicity; an ability to identify core theoretical understandings in sociology
  • an ability to apply sociological analysis to a range of contemporary issues such as health, family life, deviance and the media
  • an ability to understand conflict, cohesion and social change in societies
  • an ability to explain the systems, practices and technologies of control and their historical transformation in Western cultures
  • an ability to recognise the impact of social policy on social life
  • an ability to critically assess the work of other social researchers.


Level 1

Trimester 1

ASC101 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Trimester 2
ASC102 Unit description is currently unavailable   


Level 2 and 3

Select 6 credit points, including compulsory core units ASC308 and ASC250/350 and at least 2 credit points at level 3 from the following:

Trimester 1
ASC233/ASC333 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASC246/ASC346 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASC270/ASC370 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASC308 Unit description is currently unavailable   (core unit)


Trimester 2

ASC204/ASC304 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASC206/ASC306 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASC250 Unit description is currently unavailable   (core unit)****

ASC287/ASC387 Unit description is currently unavailable   

ASC289/ASC389 Unit description is currently unavailable   
 

 

ASC320 Unit description is currently unavailable   *

 

Trimester 1 or trimester 2

ASC321 Unit description is currently unavailable    **

 

Note: The following may be taken in addition to the prescribed major sequence.

Trimester 1 or trimester 3 (2010/11)

ASC160 Unit description is currently unavailable   


* This unit is offered in the wholly online teaching mode - there will be no
face to face teaching.

** Internship units are normally undertaken in third level (or equivalent) and are subject to completion of specified prerequisite units and special application requirements. Interested students should contact Arts and Education Student Support and Enrolment Enquiries on their campus for further information.

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