The Diploma in Political Science and Sociology is designed to encourage students to examine the connections between political and sociological perspectives in relation to both national and international issues. One of the common concerns of Political Science and Sociology is how and why societies change and what alternatives are desirable or possible.
This course is an ideal choice for individuals interested in the issues which affect modern day societies, political structures and associated policies. The diploma is suited to those who wish to develop a deeper understanding of the society they live in and the factors which contribute to the functioning (or malfunctioning) of that society. Second level teachers may also find this course beneficial in the context of Politics and Society.
A core feature of this course is to encourage students to think critically, to explore possibilities and to seek solutions to social and political problems. This diploma is ideal for students who wish to:
– Understand the theoretical foundations of Political Science and Sociology
– Examine key sociological theories and concepts and analyse social and political
– Develop essential social research skills
– Apply this knowledge in a social and public policy context