SSJ10100 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: Social Groups

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module explores the experiences of diverse social groups in society through the lenses of social justice, intersectionality and inequality. It provides an overview of the multiple factors that create power, hegemony and privilege of certain groups and marginalisation and exclusion of others. Students will be exposed to the analysis of groups such as women and girls; boys and men; younger and older people; sexual minorities; homelessness; persons with disabilities; migrants; race and ethnic minorities; and children. We will discuss case studies from different cultural contexts while also gaining a better understanding of ourselves through the comparative study of multiple social groups.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:

1. Understand the multiple intersectional dimensions that contribute to inequality within and between social groups, including but not limited to race, gender, sexuality, age, disability, and social class;
2. Understand the role of power, privilege and hegemony in creating systems of hierarchy and oppression of social groups both locally and globally;
3. Apply critical thinking skills to identify and challenge discriminatory practices and attitudes in society and in our everyday lives;
4. Gain a better understanding of ourselves through the comparative study of social groups and promoting social justice.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module uses lectures, class readings, in class group discussions, an MCQ, and a home-take final project. 
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
Multiple Choice Questionnaire: MCQ mid-term assignment Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Project: End of term project Unspecified n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


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

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

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Name Role
Assoc Professor Aideen Quilty Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Krisna Ruette-Orihuela Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Karen Smith Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Ms Judy Walsh Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
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) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 09:00 - 10:50