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Junior Sophister

Students must choose modules equivalent to 60 ECTS, choosing three modules from two of the four disciplines available (Philosophy, Political Science, Economics, Sociology).

Please note: Students who intend to follow a single honor degree pathway may take four modules from that discipline and the remaining two from their second discipline.

Module List

Module Code Module Title ECTS Credits IRP
Economics
EC3010 Economic Analysis 10  
EC3021 Money and Banking 10  
EC3030 The European Economy 10  
EC3040 Economics of Less Developed Countries 10  
EC3050 Investment Analysis 10  
EC3060 Economics of Policy Issues 10  
EC3071 Industrial Economics: Competition, Strategy & Policy 10  
EC3080 Mathematical Economics 10  
EC3090 Econometrics 10 IRP
Philosophy
PI3002 Political Philosophy 10  
PI3003 Ancient Philosophy 10  
PI3006 Topics in Analytic Philosophy 10  
PI3007 Moral Philosophy 10  
PI3008 Philosophy of Religion 10  
PI3013 Topics in Continental Philosophy 10  
PI3017 Metaphysics 10  
PI3018 Philosophy of Mind 10  
Political Science
PO3600 Research Methods for Political Scientists 10 IRP
PO3630 Irish Politics 10  
PO3650 Government and Politics of the USA 10  
PO3670 Democracy and Development 10  
PO3680 European Union Politics 10  
Sociology
SO3230 Globalisation and Development 10  
SO3240 Researching Society 10  
SO3250 Race, Ethnicity and Identity 10  
SO3270 Social Stratification and Inequalities 10  
SO3280 Comparative Sociology of Europe 10  

Programme requirements:

Please take careful note of the programme requirements listed below, students on Erasmus/Exchange in their JS year must ensure that they are meeting programme requirements and module prerequisites whilst away.

Economics
Economics (single) EC3010, EC3090, one other Economics module on offer
Economics (joint) Three of the Economics modules on offer, of which at least one must be drawn from EC3010, EC3021, EC3060, EC3090
Philosophy
Philosophy (single and joint) Three of the Philosophy modules on offer
Political Science
Political Science (single) PO3600, and two other Political Science modules on offer. PO3600 is non compensatable for students intending to take single honor Political Science in their Senior Sophister year.
Political Science (joint) Three of the Political Science modules on offer
Sociology
Sociology (single) SO3240 and two of the other Sociology modules on offer.
Sociology (joint) Three of the Sociology modules on offer

Independent Research Project

Students are required to complete an independent research project, or dissertation, in either their Junior Sophister or Senior Sophister years, modules identified above as ‘IRP’, qualify as meeting this requirement in the JS year.  Students are only required to choose one such module, whether from the Junior Sophister or Senior Sophister years and it may be chosen from across any discipline.

For further details by Discipline please visit the Departmental websites at the links below:

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