Ireland, Sex and Text

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ireland, Sex and Text

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    English, Gender Studies, Irish Culture, Literature, Literatures in English

  • 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

    The course investigates and explores the relationship between contemporary literary and artistic Irish artefacts, and Irish sexualities. Theoretical perspectives from masculinity studies, women studies, heterosexual studies, LGBT studies and Queer studies are being used as a platform to analyse contemporary literature and art.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. explore, from contemporary literary and non-literary perspectives, the nature of Irish sexual discourses
    2. assess the way contemporary literature and contemporary films both reflect and respond to Irish sexual paradigms in Irish society
    3. acknowledge the centrality of the issue of sex and sexuality in today's Ireland
    4. demonstrate an adequate level of critical understanding as a means to address Irish contemporary debates
    5. articulate orally and in written form their thoughts and ideas

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.

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.