Social Studies
5N1370

Social Studies Course Online

Course Objectives

  • Become familiar with sociological concepts
  • Develop an understanding of your position as an individual, a family member and as part of a community
  • Become familiar with the major economic, cultural and social structures that make up our society and their effects
  • Recognise how economic, political, cultural and social structures are related and interdependent
  • Understand the impact of discrimination on individuals and groups in society
  • Examine critically contemporary social issues
  • Acquire basic research skills
  • Increase your effectiveness in life and work through understanding social issues

Assessment Structure

  • Examination (Theory-Based) 50%
  • Project 50%

Entry Requirements

National Vocational Certificate Level 4 OR Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences

Course Syllabus

  • Process of socialisation
  • Agencies of socialisation
  • Social stratification and inequality in society
  • Discrimination
  • Cultural family groupings
  • Changes in the family unit
  • Research skills and techniques
  • Factors affecting health and well-being
  • Structure of the Irish health Service
  • Health service entitlements and access in Ireland
  • Role of the healthcare worker
  • Working in the community
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