BCL Social Justice (SJI1)

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The Minor in Social Justice provides a unique educational pathway for students who wish to work in organisations with a social justice remit, in fields such as public policy; international development; human rights; community development; social research; advocacy/campaigning. 



The curriculum is research-led, evidence-based, and socially engaged. It is grounded in an ethical and normative approach to the production and use of knowledge, informed by values of equality and solidarity and is centred on the goals of understanding and challenging social injustice locally and globally.



We foster a learning environment that is both caring and respectful. The principles of equality, respect for diversity and inclusiveness are the foundations for our interactions with each other on the Social Justice programme. 



Students are not simply passive learners but are provided with opportunities to engage in dialogue and collaboration with teaching staff and peers. To that end, we employ a variety of active learning and teaching strategies, such as inquiry and problem-based learning, and group projects. Assessment strategies stimulate critical reflection and evidence-based analysis.   


1 - Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of key social justice concepts in a global society.
2 - Synthesise, evaluate, interpret, and apply social justice theories and evidence in an open, analytical and critical manner.
3 - Apply their knowledge to identify evidence-based, ethical and creative solutions to social justice problems.
4 - Use appropriate research methods to develop and answer research questions.
5 - Communicate their knowledge and analysis of social justice issues effectively using written, visual and oral methods.
6 - Work effectively and responsibly as an individual and in teams.
7 - Use professional and appropriate techniques, tools and technologies in their work in order to manage their time and tasks.
8 - Demonstrate an understanding of principles of ethical practice in the social sciences and how these principles should be applied in the field of social justice.
Stage 3

Choose 20 credits of options
20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules or one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules or four 5-credit modules

Stage 4

Choose 20 credits of options
20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules or one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules or four 5-credit modules

Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
Stage 1 Core Modules Social Justice
     
SSJ10070 Exploring Gender Autumn

5

SSJ10090 Social Justice Perspectives Autumn

5

Stage 1 Core Modules Social Justice
     
Stage 1 Options - Social Justice A)1 OF:
Choose 1 of the following
     
SSJ10020 Global Justice: Towards an Egalitarian Global Order Spring

5

SSJ10060 Inequality and Social Justice in Irish Society Spring

5

Stage 1 Options - Social Justice A)1 OF:
Choose 1 of the following
     
Stage 2 Core Modules Social Justice
     
SSJ20140 Human Rights & Social Justice Autumn

5

SSJ20160 Race and Racism: Critical Perspectives Autumn

5

SSJ20110 Gender, Power and Politics - Historical Perspectives Spring

5

SSJ20150 Political Economy & Social Justice Spring

5

Stage 2 Core Modules Social Justice
     
Stage 3 Options - Social Justice A)MIN2OF:
Choose 20 credits in options (20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules; one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules; four 5-credit modules)
     
SPOL30010 Policy-making, Implementation & Evaluation Autumn

5

SPOL38210 Migration, Racism and Irish Society Autumn

5

SSJ30070 Gender War and Violence Autumn

5

SSJ30080 Masculinities Autumn

5

SSJ38240 Childhood & Global Justice Autumn

10

SSJ38260 Social justice and the city Autumn

10

SSJ38270 Inequality in the Lab Market Autumn

5

EDUC20070 Travellers, Ethnicity & Rights Spring

5

EDUC30050 Schools and Society Spring

5

GEOG20130 Cities in a Global World Spring

5

POL20060 Law, Politics, and Human Rights Spring

5

SPOL30220 Social Policy, Social Justice and the Environment Spring

5

SSJ38290 Discrimination: Law & Society Spring

10

Stage 3 Options - Social Justice A)MIN2OF:
Choose 20 credits in options (20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules; one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules; four 5-credit modules)
     
Stage 4 Options - Social Justice A)MIN2OF:
Choose 20 credits in options (20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules; one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules; four 5-credit modules)
     
SPOL20050 Economics of Social Policy Autumn

5

SPOL30010 Policy-making, Implementation & Evaluation Autumn

5

SPOL38210 Migration, Racism and Irish Society Autumn

5

SSJ30070 Gender War and Violence Autumn

5

SSJ30080 Masculinities Autumn

5

SSJ38260 Social justice and the city Autumn

10

SSJ38270 Inequality in the Lab Market Autumn

5

EDUC20070 Travellers, Ethnicity & Rights Spring

5

EDUC30050 Schools and Society Spring

5

POL20060 Law, Politics, and Human Rights Spring

5

SPOL20260 Social Protection: Security, Work and Poverty Spring

5

SPOL20280 Housing Policies, Neighbourhoods and Homes Spring

5

SPOL30220 Social Policy, Social Justice and the Environment Spring

5

SSJ38290 Discrimination: Law & Society Spring

10


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