SPOL38210 Migration, Racism and Irish Society

Academic Year 2023/2024

We aim with this module to make connections between national and international policies and discourses on migration, asylum, race and ethnicity and the experiences of the people whose lives are affected by them. The main context is Ireland, but we include perspectives and experiences from Europe and beyond, connecting Ireland to a broader world.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing the module, students should be able to 1) critically discuss the relationship between race, racism, ethnicity and immigration; 2) critically analyse issues concerning citizenship, immigration and cultural diversity in Ireland, and beyond, in relation to race and ethnicity; 3) demonstrate knowledge of how policies and discourses in relation to immigration, race and ethnicity affect the well-being and life chances of immigrants and others who are affected by them.

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

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Thurs 12:00 - 12:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 11:00 - 11:50