Structured Elective - Social Justice

What is this Structured Elective about?
The Structured Elective in social justice provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of social justice and offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of social justice issues such as inequality, discrimination and human rights abuses. Undergraduate modules in social justice address themes such as global justice, gender inequality in Ireland/globally, feminist theory, inequality in Irish society, childhood inequality, human rights and social justice. These modules draw on a range of different disciplines to provide students with the theoretical and conceptual tools to explain and challenge inequality and injustice.

Why should I take this Structured Elective?
The Structured Elective in social justice will be of interest to you if you would like to gain understanding of the various forms of inequality affecting people in Ireland and globally and to acquire the knowledge and skills to help bring about social change. A strong emphasis is placed on participatory learning in social justice modules. You will be provided with the opportunity to sharpen your analytical and critical thinking skills within a supportive and stimulating environment and to engage with like minded people who share your interest in social justice. The innovative assessment methods deployed across the various social justice modules are designed to support your learning in a stimulating and enjoyable way.

How would this Structured Elective benefit me?
The Structured Elective in social justice provides an opportunity for you to develop your understanding of social justice issues alongside your main programme of study. If you are thinking of pursuing a career or further study in fields such as equality studies; women’s studies/gender studies; international development; human rights law; community development; policy advocacy/campaigning or just have a general interest in social justice the Structured Electives in social justice will be of benefit to you. You will have furthered your knowledge and understanding of significant societal challenges and have acquired the theoretical and conceptual tools to explain and challenge inequality and injustice. In addition, by completing this Structured Elective you will have enhanced your skills in relation to analytical and critical thinking and communication.

How do I take the modules in this Structured Elective?


Select Module Title Credits
Any 3 from: SSJ 10010 (Level 1)
SSJ 10020 (Level 1)
SSJ 10060 (Level 1)
SSJ 10070 (Level 1)
 
SSJ 20010 (Level 2)
SSJ 20050 (Level 2)
SSJ 20060 (Level 2)
SSJ 20110 (Level 2)
SSJ 20130 (Level 2)
 
SSJ 30030 (Level 3)
SSJ 30040 (Level 3)
SSJ 30070 (Level 3)
SSJ 30080 (Level 3)
SSJ 30140 (Level 3)
SSJ 38200 (Level 3)
 
Human Rights & Social Justice
Global Justice: Towards an Egalitarian Global Order
Inequality and Social Justice in Irish Society
Exploring Gender
 
Childhood Inequality in a Global Context
Social Justice Movements: Global and Local
Gender and Development: Local and Global Issues
Gender, Power and Politics - Historical Perspectives
Global Crisis & Social Justice
 
Disability and Equality
Racism/Anti-Racism
Gender War and Violence
Masculinities
Travellers, Ethnicity and Rights
Public Interest Law
 
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