Service Learning: Youth Engagement and Education in Ireland

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Sociology
Service Learning
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

This service learning course explores youth engagement and education in Ireland. From both a policy and sociological perspective, this course examines the relationship between State, Church, the family and education and the impact these relationships have on youth in Ireland. The seminar analyses the role of civic engagement using theoretical perspectives; namely individualism, collectivism and social capital. Each student will volunteer for five hours each week with a youth club which aims to empower young adults and a homework clubs for children from disadvantaged areas.