Sociology is the study of society as a whole. It shows us how we may think our way through and out of problems, both individually and collectively.
Sociology is concerned with identity and multiculturalism; sexuality and intimacy; media and popular culture; environment andsustainability; law and justice; crime and deviance; anthropology, civilisation and religion; art, culture and literature; health and well-being; politics and community; economy and society.
It is concerned with the modern world, how it has come into being and what challenges and crises it faces, at local, national and global levels. It ask questions about the decline of the power of the church; what it means to be "Irish" in an era of immigration and globalisation; the world financial crisis and the political crisis of Europe; global climate change and the future of Western civilisation.
Sociology helps us understand these problems, in an Irish and an international context.
You will learn research methods and useful skills such as interviewing, surveys and questionnaires, onsite observation and ethnography, discourse analysis and archival research.
Year 1 Modules:
SC1005 General Introduction to Sociology (5 credits)
SC1006 Key Issues in Sociology (10 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Social Theory (classical); Research Project
Crime & Deviance; Health & Illness; Irish Society; Religion & Civilisation; Community; The City
Years 3*/4 Modules:
Social Theory (contemporary); Research Project
Politics; Environment; Media & Communications; Planning & Sustainable Development; Race & Ethnicity; Family, Gender & Sexuality; Housing & Habitat; Sociology of Law
* BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in year 4.
See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.
Course Code: CK101, CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: Sociology
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Duration: 3 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have written examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
See herefor information on assessment.
Refer to CK101and CK108. Students choose Arts subjects when registering for first year.
Further Contact Information
T: + 353 (0)21 490 2004