Gender and Sexuality

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Gender and Sexuality

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Gender Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course considers Irish, British, and American textual and visual works from the eighteenth century up until the present that explore cultural constructs of gender and sexuality. It includes work in different genres by both prominent and lesser known writers/ artists who show that gender and sexuality might be more complex than we initially assume. In so doing, it examines a range of topics including the relationship of power and gender, the significance of body image, concepts of feminine and masculine in relation to nature, theories of the gaze. To assist in the examination of works that introduce such central human questions related to gender and sexuality, students will also read supplementary theoretical texts.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Engage with central arguments related to the constructed nature of gender and sexuality as treated in literature, visual material, and theory.
    2. Appreciate the different generic approaches to central questions in relation to gender and sexuality
    3. Understand the historical development of changing approaches to gender and sexuality
    4. Analyze a range of the political and cultural issues in relation to literature’s treatment of gender and sexuality.
    5. Understand how literature engages with the relationship of identity to issues of gender and sexuality.

Course Disclaimer

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.

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