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History, Politics, Sociology, Literature and Law - Evening BA

Course Details

Available: Part- Time

Duration: 4 years

Award: Undergraduate

Qualification: NFQ Level 8

Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Course Type: Professional/Flexible

Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.

Contact(s):

Name:
Dr. Martin J. Power
Address:
Room F1011, Department of Sociology University of Limerick Limerick
Email:
martin.j.power@ul.ie
Tel:
061 234968

Brief Description

This programme is delivered via Blended Learning to mature students wishing to take these subjects to degree level outside of the traditional daytime mode. As a result, students will be able to take a programme that will more closely meet their educational and lifestyle choices. The programme offers the option of a diploma after two years or an honours degree after successful completion of four years.

This programme is delivered via Blended Learning to mature students wishing to take these subjects to degree level outside of the traditional daytime mode. As a result, students will be able to take a programme that will more closely meet their educational and lifestyle choices. The programme offers the option of a diploma after two years or an honours degree after successful completion of four years.

Orientation in information technology, word processing, note-taking, study skills, and in how to use library and information resources, is provided by way of support to students.

The academic aims of the programme are to encourage evaluation of Irish society in a wider European context including historical development and perspectives, political institutions and ideology, sociological perspectives on socio-economic change and social reality. The programme will also develop critical skills in the reading of modern literature and an understanding of English literature; it will enhance research skills and the acquisition of analytical tools in the collection and analysis of qualitative information and quantitative data. On successful completion of this programme, it is expected that students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the main principles underpinning at least three of the five subjects available through the programme: Politics and International Relations; History; Law; Sociology; English Literature.

Year Semester 1

3 taught modules from:

Semester 2

3 taught modules from:

Year_1
  • HI4091 The Structures & Institutions of Medieval Society
  • PO4051 Introduction to Politics & International Relations 1
  • SO4091 Introduction to Sociology
  • CU4011 Early Modern Literature
  • LA4101 Law of Evidence (ONLINE)
  • HI4192 Sources for History
  • PO4052 Introduction to Politics & International Relations 2
  • SO4032 Introduction to Sociology 2
  • EH4063 Augustan and Romantic Literature
  • LA4132 Human Rights Law (ONLINE)

 

  Semester 3

3 taught modules from:

Semester 4

3 taught modules from:

Year_2
  • HI4193 Early Modern Europe and Ireland
  • PO4093 International Relations
  • SO4903 Introduction to Social Research Methods
  • CU4093 Victorian Texts and Contexts
  • LA4061 Crime and Criminal Justice (ONLINE)
  • HI4194 Europe: Enlightment and Revolution 1688 - 1815
  • PO4094 Comparative European Politics
  • SO4094 Sociological Theory
  • CU4094 Literary Modernism
  • LA4112 Criminal Procedure (ONLINE)
  Semester 5

3 taught modules from:

Semester 6

2 taught modules + FYP:

Year 3
  • HI4195 Ireland: 1750-1850
  • PO4095 Government & Politics in Europe
  • SO4007 Qualitative Methods for Sociological Research
  • CU4095 Irish Literary Revival
  • LA4081 Family Law (ONLINE)
  • HI4196 Europe: Society and Governance: 1890-1990
  • PO4096 Government & Politics in Ireland
  • SO4096 Issues in Contemporary Irish Society
  • CU4096 After the Revival: Studies in Modern Irish Poetry
  • LA4142 Constitutional Law - Fundamental Rights (ONLINE)
  • CU4016 Final Year Project
  Semester 7

3 taught modules from:

Semester 8

2 taught modules + FYP:

Year 4
  • HI4195 Ireland: 1750-1850
  • PO4095 Government & Politics in Europe
  • SO4007 Qualitative Methods for Sociological Research
  • CU4095 Irish Literary Revival
  • LA4081 Family Law (ONLINE)
  • HI4196 Europe: Society and Governance: 1890-1990
  • PO4096 Government & Politics in Ireland
  • SO4096 Issues in Contemporary Irish Society
  • CU4096 After the Revival: Studies in Modern Irish Poetry
  • LA4142 Constitutional Law - Fundamental Rights (ONLINE)
  • CU4016 Final Year Project

 

Selection for places on the course is based on the individual’s ability to commit to, complete and benefit from the course as demonstrated by application and interview. A courses selection committee will base its selection decision on criteria such as life and work experience, evidence of prior academic experience, and the range of the applicant’s interests.

€3,092 per year.