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Incoming Students - Available Modules

This page contains links to all of the undergraduate modules within the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy (Economics, Political Science, Philosophy and Sociology) that are available to visiting students, arranged by term (full-year, semester one or semester two).

Below please find a list of available modules for Incoming students. You can find the process for applying for modules here.

Full Year Students - If you are a full year student, please see the modules available to you here.

Semester One Modules - these modules are available to students who will spend only the first semester in Trinity

Semester Two Modules - these modules are available to students who will spend only the second semester in Trinity

Full Year Students

Economics

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Junior Fresh (JF - 1st Year)

EC1140 & EC1141 Introduction to Economic Policy A & B
10 ECTS

Introduction to Economic Policy A

Introduction to Economic Policy B

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

EC2110 & EC2111 Intermediate Economics A & B

10 ECTS

For all SF (2nd year A&B modules)

Intermediate Economics A

Intermediate Economics B

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC2120 & EC2121 The Economy of Ireland A & B

Economy of Ireland A

Economy of Ireland B

None
EC2140 & EC2141 Mathematical & Statistical Methods A & B

Mathematical and Statistical Methods A

Mathematical and Statistical Methods B

None

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

EC3110 & EC3111 Economic Analysis A & B

10 ECTS

For all JS (3rd year A&B modules)

Economic Analysis A

Economic Analysis B

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC3120 & EC3121 Money and Banking A & B

Money and Banking A

Money and Banking B

None
EC3130 & EC3131 The European Economy A & B

European Economy A

European Economy B

36
EC3140 & EC3141 Economics of Less Developed Countries A & B

Economics of Less Developed Countries A

Economics of Less Developed Countries B

30
EC3150 & EC3151 Investment Analysis A & B

Investment Analysis A

Investment Analysis B

None
EC3160 & EC3161 Economics of Policy Issues A & B

Economics of Policy Issues A

Economics of Policy Issues B

None
EC3170 & EC3171 Industrial Economics; Competition, Strategy and Policy A & B

Industrial Economics A

Industrial Economics B

None
EC3180 & EC3181 Mathematical Economics A & B

Mathematical Economics A

Mathematical Economics B

None
EC3190 & EC3191

Econometrics A

Econometrics B

Econometrics A

Econometrics B

12

Senior Sophister (SS - 4th Year)

EC4010 Economic Theory

10 ECTS

For all SS (4th year module)

 

Economic Theory

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC4020 World Economy World Economy 5
EC4041 Development Economics Development Economics None
EC4051 Economics of Financial Markets Economics of Financial Markets None
EC4090 Quantitative Methods Quantitative Methods None
EC4100 International Economics International Economics 10
EC4120 Economic and Legal Aspects of Competition Policy Economic & Legal Aspects of Competition Policy None
EC4150 Applied Economics Applied Economics None
EC4160 History of Economic Thought & Ideology History of Economic Thought None
EC4170 Topics in Political Economy Political Economy None

Political Science

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

PO2110 & PO2111 History of Political Thought A & B

10 ECTS

For all SF (2nd year A&B modules)

 History of Political Thought A: The Greeks to the Renaissance

History of Political Thought B: Modernity and its Crisis

Liam Kneafsey

For All Political Science Modules

30
PO2140 & PO2141 International Relations A & B

 International Relations A: Theories of International Politics

International Relations B: Topics and Treaties

25
PO2150 & PO2151 Comparative Politics A & B

Comparative Politics A: The Comparative Politics of Democracies

Comparative Politics B: The Comparative Politics of the Developing World

15

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

PO3110 & PO3111 Research Methods A & B

10 ECTS

For all SF (3rd year A&B modules)

Research Methods for Political Science A

 Research Methods for Political Science B

Liam Kneafsey

For All Political Science Modules

None
PO3130 & PO3131 Irish Politics 

Irish Politics A: Constitution, Elections, Parties and Parliament

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

None
PO3150 & PO3151 Government & Politics of the USA A & B

Political Institutions of the United States

Contemporary Issues and Controversies in US Politics

Not open to students from US universities
PO3170 & PO3171 Democracy and Development A & B Democracy and Development A & B - link to descriptor TBC None
PO3180 & PO3181 European Union Politics A & B European Union Politics A & B - link to descriptor TBC None
PO3120 & PO3121 Political Violence A & B

Political Violence A: Theories of Political Violence and Conflict

Political Violence B: Political Violence and Conflict in Comparative Context

None
PO3140 & PO3141 Public Opinion and Political Participation A & B

Public Opinion

Political Participation

None

Philosophy

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval

Junior Fresh (JF - 1st Year)

PI1130 Topics in Philosophy I A 10 ECTS Topics in Philosophy I A

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI1131 Topics in Philosophy I B 5 ECTS Topics in Philosophy I B
PI1140 Topics in Philosophy II A 5 ECTS Topics in Philosophy II A
PI1141 Topics in Philosophy II B 10 ECTS Topics in Philosophy II B
PI1006 Central Problems in Philosophy 

10 ECTS Full-Year option

Central Problems in Philosophy 
PI106B Central Problems in Philosophy V

5 ECTS Semester 1 only option

Central Problems in Philosophy V
PI106C Central Problems in Philosophy V

5 ECTS Semester 2 only option

Central Problems in Philosophy V
PI1007 History of Philosophy I 

10 ECTS Full-Year option

History of Philosophy I 
PI107B History of Philosophy I V

5 ECTS Semester 1 only option

History of Philosophy I V
PI107C History of Philosophy I V

5 ECTS Semester 2 only option

History of Philosophy I V

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

PI2008 History of Philosophy II 

10 ECTS Full-Year option

History of Philosophy II 

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI208B History of Philosophy II V

5 ECTS

Semester 1 only option

History of Philosophy II V
PI208C History of Philosophy II V

5 ECTS Semester 2 only option

History of Philosophy II V
PI2009 Logic, Language and Science

10 ECTS Full-Year option

Logic, Language and Science
PI209B Logic and Philosophy of Science V

5 ECTS Semester 1 only option

Logic and Philosophy of Science V
PI209C Logic and Philosophy of Science V*

5 ECTS Semester 2 only option

Logic and Philosophy of Science V
PI2014 Texts I 10 ECTS Texts I
PI2015 Texts II 10 ECTS Texts II

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

PI3003 Topics in Ancient Philosophy

10 ECTS (Taught in Semester 1)

Topics in Ancient Philosophy

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI3007 Moral Philosophy Moral Philosophy
PI3009 Logic and Philosophy   Logic and Philosophy
PI3013 Topics in Continental Philosophy Topics in Continental Philosophy
PI3002 Political Philosophy

10 ECTS (Taught in Semester 2)

Political Philosophy 
PI3008 Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Religion
PI3017 Metaphysics Metaphysics
PI3018 Philosophy of Mind Philosophy of Mind

Sociology

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

SO3140 Researching Society 1

5 ECTS Semester 1

Researching Society 1

Pablo Gracia

For All Sociology Modules

TBC
SO3141 Researching Society 2

5 ECTS Semester 2

Researching Society 2
SO3130 Globalisation & Development 1

5 ECTS Semester 1

Globalisation & Development 1
SO3131 Globalisation & Development 2

5 ECTS Semester 2

Globalisation & Development 2
SO3150 Race, Ethnicity & Identity 1

5 ECTS Semester 1

Race, Ethnicity & Identity 1
SO3151 Race, Ethnicity & Identity 2

5 ECTS Semester 2

Race, Ethnicity & Identity 2
SO3170 Social Stratification & Inequalities 1

5 ECTS Semester 1

Social Stratification & Inequalities 1
SO3171 Social Stratification & Inequalities 2

5 ECTS Semester 2

Social Stratification & Inequalities 2
SO3180 Comparative Sociology of Europe 1

5 ECTS Semester 1

Comparative Sociology of Europe 1
SO3181 Comparative Sociology of Europe 2

5 ECTS Semester 2

Comparative Sociology of Europe 2

Senior Sophister (SS - 4th Year)

SO4294 Labour Markets Gender & Institutions 

15 ECTS

For all SS (4th year modules)

Labour Markets, Gender & Institutions

Pablo Gracia

For All Sociology Modules

TBC
SO4293 Social Networks and Digital Lives  Social Networks & Digital Lives
SO4253 Conflict Studies Conflict Studies
SO4295 Migration Mobilities and Integration  Migration, Mobilities & Integration

Semester One Students

Economics

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Junior Fresh (JF - 1st Year)

EC1140 Introduction to Economic Policy A 5 ECTS Introduction to Economic Policy A

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

EC2110 Intermediate Economics A 5 ECTS Intermediate Economics A

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC2120 The Economy of Ireland A Economy of Ireland A None
EC2140 Mathematical & statistical methods A Mathematical and Statistical Methods A None

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

EC3110 Economic Analysis A 5 ECTS Economic Analysis A

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC3120 Money and Banking A Money and Banking A None
EC3130 The European Economy A European Economy A 36
EC3140 Economics of Less Developed Countries A Economics of Less Developed Countries A 30
EC3150 Investment Analysis A Investment Analysis A None
EC3160 Economics of Policy Issues A Economics of Policy Issues A None
EC3170 Industrial Economics; Competition, Strategy and Policy A Industrial Economics A None
EC3180 Mathematical Economics A Mathematical Economics A None
EC3190 Econometrics A Econometrics A 12

Senior Sophister (SS - 4th Year)

EC401B Economic Theory 10 ECTS Economic Theory B

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC402B World Economy World Economy B 5
EC404B Development Economics Development Economics B None
EC405B Economics of Financial Markets Economics of Financial Markets B None
EC409B Quantitative Methods Quantitative methods B None
EC410B International Economics International Economics B 10
EC412B Economic and Legal Aspects of Competition Policy Economic and Legal Aspects Of Competition Policy B None
EC415B Applied Economics  Applied Economics B None
EC416B History of Economic Thought & Ideology History of Economic Thought and Ideology B None
EC417B Topics in Political Economy Topics in Political Economy B None

Political Science

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

PO2110 History of Political Thought A 5 ECTS  History of Political Thought A: The Greeks to the Renaissance

Liam Kneafsey

For All Political Science Modules

30
PO2140 International Relations A  International Relations A: Theories of International Politics 25
PO2150 Comparative Politics A Comparative Politics A: The Comparative Politics of Democracies 15

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

PO3110 Research Methods A 5 ECTS Research Methods for Political Science A

Liam Kneafsey

For All Political Science Modules

None
PO3130 Irish Politics  Irish Politics A: Constitution, Elections, Parties and Parliament None
PO3150 Government & Politics of the USA A Political Institutions of the United States Not open to students from US universities
PO3170 Democracy and Development A Democracy and Development None
PO3180 European Union Politics A European Union Politics A - link to descriptor TBC None
PO3120 Political Violence A Political Violence A: Theories of Political Violence and Conflict None
PO3140 Public Opinion and Political Participation A Public Opinion None

Philosophy

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval

Junior Fresh (JF - 1st Year)

PI1130 Topics in Philosophy I A 10 ECTS Topics in Philosophy I A

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI1140 Topics in Philosophy II A 5 ECTS Topics in Philosophy II A
PI106B Central Problems in Philosophy V 5 ECTS Central Problems in Philosophy V
PI107B History of Philosophy I V History of Philosophy I V

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

PI208B History of Philosophy II V 5 ECTS History of Philosophy II V

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI209B Logic and Philosophy of Science V Logic and Philosophy of Science V
PI2014 Texts I 10 ECTS Texts I

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

PI3003 Topics in Ancient Philosophy

10 ECTS

Topics in Ancient Philosophy

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI3007 Moral Philosophy Moral Philosophy
PI3009 Logic and Philosophy   Logic and Philosophy
PI3013 Topics in Continental Philosophy Topics in Continental Philosophy

Sociology

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

SO3140 Researching Society 1 5 ECTS Researching Society 1

Pablo Gracia

For All Sociology Modules

TBC
SO3130 Globalisation & Development 1 Globalisation & Development 1
SO3150 Race, Ethnicity & Identity 1 Race, Ethnicity & Identity 1
SO3170 Social Stratification & Inequalities 1 Social Stratification & Inequalities 1
SO3180 Comparative Sociology of Europe 1 Comparative Sociology of Europe 1

Senior Sophister (SS - 4th Year)

SO494B Labour Markets Gender & Institutions  10 ECTS Labour Markets Gender & Institutions 

Pablo Gracia

For All Sociology Modules

TBC
SO493B Social Networks and Digital Lives  Social Networks and Digital Lives 
SO425B Conflicts Studies  Conflicts Studies 
SO495B Migration Mobilities and Integration  Migration Mobilities and Integration 

Semester Two Students

Economics

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Junior Fresh (JF - 1st Year)

EC1141 Introduction to Economic Policy B 5 ECTS Introduction to Economic Policy B

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

EC2111 Intermediate Economics B 5 ECTS Intermediate Economics B

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC2121 The Economy of Ireland B Economy of Ireland B None
EC2141 Mathematical & statistical methods B Mathematical and Statistical Methods B None

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

EC3111 Economic Analysis B 5 ECTS Economic Analysis B

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC3121 Money and Banking B Money and Banking B None
EC3131 The European Economy B European Economy B 36
EC3141 Economics of Less Developed Countries B Economics of Less Developed Countries B 30
EC3151 Investment Analysis B Investment Analysis B None
EC3161 Economics of Policy Issues B Economics of Policy Issues B None
EC3171 Industrial Economics; Competition, Strategy and Policy B Industrial Economics B None
EC3181 Mathematical Economics B Mathematical Economics B None
EC3191 Econometrics B Econometrics B 12

Senior Sophister (SS - 4th Year)

EC401C Economic Theory 10 ECTS Economic theory

Eleanor Denny

For All Economics Modules

None
EC402C World Economy World Economy 5
EC404C Development Economics Development Economics None
EC405C Economics of Financial Markets Economics of Financial Markets None
EC409C Quantitative Methods Quantitative Methods None
EC410C International Economics International Economics 10
EC415C Applied Economics Applied Economics None
EC416C History of Economic Thought & Ideology History of Economic Thought and Ideology None
EC417C Topics in Political Economy Topics in Political Economy None

Political Science

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

PO2111 History of Political Thought B 5 ECTS History of Political Thought B: Modernity and its Crisis

Liam Kneafsey

For All Political Science Modules

30
PO2141 International Relations B International Relations B: Topics and Treaties 25
PO2151 Comparative Politics B Comparative Politics B: The Comparative Politics of the Developing World 25

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

PO3111 Research Methods B 5 ECTS  Research Methods for Political Science B

Liam Kneafsey

For All Political Science Modules

None
PO3131 Irish Politics  Irish Politics B: Governance in Ireland, Politics in Northern Ireland None
PO3151 Government & Politics of the USA B Contemporary Issues and Controversies in US Politics Not open to students from US universities
PO3171 Democracy and Development B Democracy and Development None
PO3181 European Union Politics B European Union Politics B - link to decriptor TBC None
PO3121 Political Violence B  Political Violence B: Political Violence and Conflict in Comparative Context None
PO3141 Public Opinion and Political Participation B  Political Participation None

Philosophy

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval

Junior Fresh (JF - 1st Year)

PI1131 Topics in Philosophy I B 5 ECTS Topics in Philosophy I B

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI1141 Topics in Philosophy II B 10 ECTS Topics in Philosophy II B
PI106C Central Problems in Philosophy V 5 ECTS Central Problems in Philosophy V
PI107C History of Philosophy I V History of Philosophy I V

Senior Fresh (SF - 2nd Year)

PI208C History of Philosophy II V 5 ECTS History of Philosophy II V

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI209C Logic and Philosophy of Science V Logic and Philosophy of Science V
PI2015 Texts II 10 ECTS Texts II

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

PI3002 Political Philosophy

10 ECTS

Political Philosophy 

Lilian Alweiss

For All Philosophy Modules

PI3008 Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Religion
PI3017 Metaphysics Metaphysics
PI3018 Philosophy of Mind Philosophy of Mind

Sociology

Module Code Module Name ECTS Module Description Contact for Approval Quota

Junior Sophister (JS - 3rd Year)

SO3141 Researching Society 2 5 ECTS Researching Society 2

Pablo Gracia

For All Sociology Modules

TBC
SO3131 Globalisation & Development 2 Globalisation & Development 2
SO3151 Race, Ethnicity & Identity 2 Race, Ethnicity & Identity 2
SO3171 Social Stratification & Inequalities 2 Social Stratification & Inequalities 2
SO3181 Comparative Sociology of Europe 2 Comparative Sociology of Europe 2

Senior Sophister (SS - 4th Year)

SO494C Labour Markets Gender & Institutions  10 ECTS Labour Markets Gender & Institutions

Pablo Gracia

For All Sociology Modules

TBC
SO493C Social Networks and Digital Lives  Social Networks and Digital Lives
SO425C Conflict Studies  Conflict Studies
SO495C Migration Mobilities and Integration  Migration Mobilities and Integration