The course provides students with the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of a wide range of topics over three Domains. Important numeracy skills are tested in the Scientific Domain as is our ability to offer arguments for and against the use of genetically modified food or stem cell research for example. The Social Domain explores current political issues e.g. Should we accept the euro? Why was Tony Blair so popular? In the Cultural Domain we would look at the decline of religion in our society or the role of the media in our lives as examples. Students should follow current affairs by reading quality newspapers (available in college Learning Resource Centre or on line) and watching relevant television programmes.
What our students say...."General Studies encourages students to consider the implications of a number of practices and concepts in society from different view points." (Ciaran Burton-McConnell)