Childhood Inequality

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Childhood Inequality

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Studies, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    The aim of this module is to enable students to develop a critical, multidisciplinary child-centred perspective
    on childhood inequalities in the global context. Throughout the module differences in the understanding and
    experience of childhood in selected poor majority-world countries will be a key focus. There will be particular
    emphasis on the interaction between the local and the global in terms of the political, economic and cultural
    conditions which shape childhoods around the world. The module will examine such issues as child-adult
    relations, children's education, poverty, health, child labour, children's care worlds, and children's rights
    and statuses. The ways in which gender, social class, ethnicity/race, disability, regional location and other
    differences impact on inequalities between children will also be examined in both minority and majority world
    contexts. Overall the module will provide students with a clear set of conceptual frameworks and analytical
    tools for critically analysing and challenging global inequalities between children.

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 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.


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