Gender, Politics and Power
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Gender Studies, Social Policy, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module explores the ways in which power has been gendered ? where gender has served as a basis for power
distribution and control, as well as the basis for political inclusion / exclusion. There is a focus on issues
of identity politics, political activism, sexuality and citizenship, beginning with the proto-feminist works
from the European 18th and 19th centuries and ending with the work of early twenty-first century feminist and
gender theorists of globalisation. You will gain a thorough introduction to the intellectual traditions,
concepts and political concerns which have shaped the evolution of of struggles around gender issues through
consideration of key texts and debates. The module will also address the social construction of gender, the
relation between feminist theory and activism, and how modern society has responded to issues of citizenship,
power, race, class, gender and sexuality.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.