DC 238 – BA in Contemporary Culture and Society

Area:
Dublin City
Price: -
Duration: 3 yrs
Type:
CAO and Third Level

Course description

CAO Code: DC238 Minimum Requirements: Leaving Certicate with Grade C3 in two Higher Level subjects and Grade D3 in four Ordinary or Higher Level subjects(which must include Mathematics and either English or Irish) Contact: Dr. Vera Sheridan, vera.sheridan@dcu.ie Tel: +353 1 700 5048 Room: C236 Fee information Indicative Timetable (Weeks 20-31) Programme Overview: Do you wonder what is happening to our sense of belonging as family life and communities change? Perhaps the cultural tensions between East and West interest you, as do the challenges posed by mass media and globalisation. Maybe you are curious about change and uncertainty in the workplace, in the home and in society at large. If you’re interested in a broad interdisciplinary education, where you can study more than one area in depth, then this degree gives you that scope. It is an ideal introduction to what makes our world tick. The broad range of subject areas on offer will satisfy your curiosity and interest, while also allowing you to acquire an in-depth understanding of your chosen specialist areas. Programme Description: Discover how culture and society shape our world Understanding Contemporary Culture and Society Contemporary society is constantly changing and is made up of many complex relationships. Interculturalism, globalisation, migration, mass media, multilingualism and accelerated technological change continue to define this world we live in. In fact, they are what shape the intricate complexities and relationships that exist all around us. This degree explores the factors that are influencing us now and is concerned with understanding and analysing our modern world. It has the scope and flexibility of a broad-based liberal arts degree, but offers a considerable scope for specialisation in later years. Programme Structure: With this degree there is an emphasis on the connections between areas like contemporary society, media and society, internationalisation, interculturalism, and language and society. You can combine these in ways not previously possible. The course will give you an excellent understanding of the issues that shape the culture and society you live in, through a number of core modules each year. You add to these with modules from the five basic strands that run throughout the course and, gradually, you specialise in two of these five areas. The strands are: Language and Society: the role of language in society and culture, and the study of languages in their cultural context. Interculturalism: the cultural, ethnic and religious diversity that has become a part of the globalising world order. Internationalisation: the politics, history, culture and language of a particular country or multinational region. Contemporary Society: the creation and implementation of the rules and norms that structure the contemporary public sphere. Media and Society: the complex role that media play in how we view contemporary social, economic and cultural life.