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Haynes, Amanda – Teaching Sociology, 2017
This article argues for the importance of disciplinarity in the education of novice sociologists and considers the impact of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) on opportunities for undergraduate students to achieve a command of the discipline. The promotion of modularization and generic skills integral to establishing the EHEA can be…
Descriptors: Sociology, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Commercialization
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Neville, Patricia; Power, Martin J.; Barnes, Cliona; Haynes, Amanda – Teaching Sociology, 2012
In 2009, a faculty-reviewed student undergraduate journal titled "Socheolas: The Limerick Student Journal of Sociology" was officially launched. The journal, now in its fourth volume, is produced, edited, and managed by a small team from within the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick in Ireland. The objective of this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Sociology, Periodicals
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O'Sullivan, Sara – Teaching Sociology, 2011
This article reports on an Irish study that examines the teaching of large, introductory-level sociology courses at a research-intensive university. The study's aim was to ameliorate some of the problems associated with large classes by applying key lessons from the U.S. literature to an Irish setting. Overall, the initiative was successful;…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Commuter Colleges, Sociology