SPOL38210 Migration, Racism and Irish Society

Academic Year 2022/2023

Racism, Migration and Irish Society draws primarily on conceptual literature on racism and research on the experiences of different groups including asylum seekers and refugees, Africans, Muslims. It examines the impacts of different levels of (stratified)rights and entitlements on migrants from EU and non-EU countries living in Ireland. It examines anti-racism measures. Core questions addressed by the module include how and to what extent are immigrants outsiders within Irish society and to what extent is racism contribute to the exclusion and marginalisation of particular groups.

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Learning Outcomes:

On completing the module students should be able to (1) demonstrate an understanding of how modern Ireland has been influenced by and responded to immigration. (2) demonstrate knowledge of how racism and lesser rights and entitlements afflect the well-being of immigrants and their life chances, (3) demonstrate an understanding of the role of social policy in integrating immigrants, with specific refeence to the Irish case

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures, active/task based learning 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Essay assignment Unspecified n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

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