Sociology of Gender
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Sociology, Women's and Gender Studies
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
OverviewThe aim of this module is to provide an introduction to the field of gender studies in sociology. Gender
continues to be an important structure in contemporary societies. It is also a central component of identity
and lived experience. The course integrates a range of theoretical approaches to the study of gender with
recent empirical research on gender inequalities. There have been many changes in the lives of Irish men and
women in the last thirty years that are of particular interest.The first part of the module will focus on
key theories and concepts. In everyday life gender is often understood as something biologically given and
fixed. The theoretical models central to sociology of gender offer alternative ways of understanding gender.
In the second part we will focus on how Irish society is gendered, and how this produces and reproduces gender
inequalities. Topics include paid and unpaid work, the body, representations of masculinity and femininity, and
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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