Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Courses - January Term 2020

Classes are taught Monday through Friday for a total of 45 hours.

SL 310 (3 credits) | Young People, Youth Culture and Youth Services in Ireland

Community work involves the development and empowerment of communities and facilitating the active participation of people in addressing issues that affect them collectively. Youth work is based on the same principles as community work but focuses on young people and is defined in Irish legislation and policy as a process of personal and social development based on voluntary principles of equality and inclusiveness. This module provides an opportunity for students to engage in an in-depth consideration of social scientific, policy and youth work practice perspectives on young people, youth culture and youth services in contemporary Ireland. The course will combine classroom study with individual and small group work with study visits to projects and organizations of interest.