Module Overview

Irish Culture and Society

Module Aims:• To explain to the learner the main thematic elements that characterise Irish culture and society from the time of independence to the present day.• To enable the learner to draw on supporting data and statistics, primary and secondary sources to contrast the nature of society and culture in Ireland today with that prevailing in previous decades.• To have the learner reflect on and discuss the changing nature of contemporary Irish society.

Module Code

BSST H1019

ECTS Credits


*Curricular information is subject to change

Indicative Syllabus

A selection of the following themes will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on the changes that occurred into the twenty first century.• A brief introduction to the foundation of the State and government in Ireland• Language• Church/Religion• Education• Economy• Population• Migration• Women• Media• Diversity

Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown %
Other Assessment(s)30
Formal Examination70