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Junior Sophister

Students must choose modules equivalent to 60 ECTS, choosing 30 ECTS 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 40 ECTS from that discipline and the remaining 20 ECTS from their second discipline.

Modules chosen in JS year will determine the range of modules available to students in the SS year.

It is important to consider module prerequisites and programme requirements, which are outlined under each of the relevant years here.

Students must take an even distribution of credits across terms, 30 ECTS in MT and 30 ECTS in Hilary Term

Module List

MICHAELMAS TERM MODULES

Module Code

Module Title

ECTS

Co-requisites

Prerequisites

IRP

Economics

EC3110

Economic Analysis A

5

EC3111

EC2010

 

EC3120

Money and Banking A

5

EC3121

EC2010, EC2040

 

EC3130

European Economy A

5

EC3131

EC2010

 

EC3140

Economics of Less Developed Countries A

5

EC3141

 

 

EC3150

Investment Analysis A

5

EC3151

EC2010, EC2040

 

EC3160

Economics of Policy Issues A

5

EC3161

 

 

EC3170

Industrial Economics A

5

EC3171

EC2010

 

EC3180

Mathematical Economics A

5

EC3181

EC2040

 

EC3190

Econometrics A

5

EC3191

EC2040

IRP

Philosophy (choose one 5 ECT and one 10 ECT module)

PI3107

Moral Philosophy

5

 

 

 

PI3007

Moral Philosophy

10

 

 

 

PI3109

Logic and Philosophy

5

 

 

 

PI3009

Logic and Philosophy

10

 

 

 

PI3103

Topics in Ancient Philosophy

5

 

 

 

PI3003

Topics in Ancient Philosophy

10

 

 

 

PI3113

Topics in Continental Philosophy

5

 

 

 

PI3013

Topics in Continental Philosophy

10

 

 

 

Political Science

PO3110

Research Methods for Political Science A

5

PO3111

 

IRP

PO3130

Irish Politics A: Constitution, Elections, Parties and Parliament

5

PO3131

 

 

PO3150

Political Institutions of the United States

5

 

 

 

PO3120

Political Violence A: Theories of Political Violence and Conflict

5

PO3121

 

 

PO3140

Public Opinion

5

 

 

 

PO3170 Democracy and Development A 5 PO3171    
PO3180 European Union Politics A 5 PO3181    

Sociology

SO3130

Globalisation & Development 1

5

 

 

 

SO3140

Researching Society 1

5

SO3141

SO2310, SO2360

 

SO3150

Race, Ethnicity & Identity 1

5

 

 

 

SO3170

Social Stratification & Inequalities 1

5

 

 

 

SO3180

Comparative Sociology of Europe 1

5

 

 

 

HILARY TERM MODULES

Module Code

Module Title

ECTS

Prerequisites

IRP

Economics

EC3111

Economic Analysis B

5

EC2010, EC3110

 

EC3121

Money and Banking B

5

EC2010, EC2040, EC3120

 

EC3131

European Economy B

5

EC2010, EC3130

 

EC3141

Economics of Less Developed Countries B

5

EC3140

 

EC3151

Investment Analysis B

5

EC2010, EC2040, EC3150

 

EC3161

Economics of Policy Issues B

5

EC3160

 

EC3171

Industrial Economics B

5

EC2010, EC3170

 

EC3181

Mathematical Economics B

5

EC2040, EC3180

 

EC3191

Econometrics B

5

EC2040, EC3190

IRP

Philosophy (choose one 5 ECT and one 10 ECT module)

PI3117

Metaphysics

5

 

 

PI3017

Metaphysics

10

 

 

PI3108

Philosophy of Religion

5

 

 

PI3008

Philosophy of Religion

10

 

 

PI3102

Political Philosophy

5

 

 

PI3002

Political Philosophy

10

 

 

PI3118

Philosophy of Mind

5

 

 

PI3018

Philosophy of Mind

10

 

 

Political Science

PO3111

Research Methods for Political Science B

5

PO3110

IRP

PO3131

Irish Politics B: Governance in Ireland, Politics in Northern Ireland

5

PO3130

 

PO3151

Contemporary Issues and Controversies in US Politics

5

 

 

PO3121

Political Violence B: Political Violence and Conflict in Comparative Context

5

PO3120

 

PO3141

Political Participation

5

 

 

PO3171 Democracy and Development B 5 PO3170  
PO3181 European Union Politics B 5 PO3180  

Sociology

SO3131

Globalisation & Development 2

5

 

 

SO3141

Researching Society 2

5

SO2310, SO2360, SO3140

 

SO3151

Race, Ethnicity & Identity 2

5

 

 

SO3171

Social Stratification & Inequalities 2

5

 

 

SO3181

Comparative Sociology of Europe 2

5

 

 

Programme requirements:

Please take careful note of the programme requirements listed below. Students on Erasmus/ exchange must ensure they are meeting programme requirements and module prerequisites while on exchange.

 Economics

Single Honor

EC3110, EC3111, EC3190, EC3191 and 20 ECTS from the other Economics modules on offer

Joint Honor

30 ECTS from the Economics modules on offer, including at least one of: EC3110 & EC3111, EC3120 & EC3121, EC3160 & EC3161, EC3190 & EC3191

Philosophy

Single & Joint Honor

30 ECTS from the Philosophy Modules on offer. Students must take one 5 ECT module and one 10 ECT module per term. Students opting for Single Honor Philosophy, and who are taking 40 ECTS of Philosophy modules, must take two 10 ECT modules per term.

Political Science

Single Honor

PO3110 & PO3111 and 20 ECTS from the other Political Science modules on offer.

Joint Honor

30 ECTS from the Political Science modules on offer.

Sociology

Single Honor

SO3140 & SO3141 and 20 ECTS from the other Sociology modules on offer.

Joint Honor

30 ECTS from 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 as ‘IRP’, across the two years, qualify as meeting this requirement.  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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