Racism is centred on immigration in the course. Special topics in the environment would be global warming, littering and recycling. In the political section, there is special focus on the Constitution of Ireland, the European Union, and the United Nations.
The remaining 60% of the marks are given for a report on an Action Project performed by an entire class of students at a time. This has to be based on one of the core topics - e.g. workers rights, environmentalism, racism, etc.
The course has also been criticised as being too vague and easy to get high marks in, but as the course is relatively new, faults at this stage are to be expected. There is also much controversy about the fact that only a common level can be taken.
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