Sociology - Sociology of the Family

University College Dublin


Course Name Sociology - Sociology of the Family
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code SOC20280
Course Type Lifelong Learning
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Attendance Options Part time, Online or Distance
Location (Districts) Belfield
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment TRIMESTER: Spring
Application Date 2022-2023 Academic Year
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Duration Spring Trimester - January to May

Student Effort Hours:
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures 22
Autonomous Student Learning 101
Total 123

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Face-to-face lectures (In light of the COVID-19 situation, please stay alert to messages and announcements as this may impact on the usual way that this module is delivered).
In class discussions
Critical thinking and writing
Reflective learning
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Eligibility Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Course Content

Expand+SOC20280 Sociology of Family
Academic Year 2022/2023

This module will explore key issues within sociology of family. In particular, it will focus on how perceptions and experiences of family shift over space and time. Students will develop an und...

Number of Credits 5
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